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    Media Advisory: High temps a health threat, agencies offer help

    Contact: Vanassa Joseph, Sr. Public Information Officer, 817-321-5306,

    cell: 817-401-5967,


    High temperatures a health threat, agencies offer help to low-income households

    WHAT: Public, non-profit and private sector representatives will discuss the dangers presented by rising temperatures and how low-income households can receive assistance in dealing with it.

    WHEN: 8:30 a.m., TUESDAY, July 17

    WHERE: Dr. Marion J. Brooks Building, Tarrant County Public Health

    1101 S. Main St., Fort Worth

    WHO: Dr. Sandra Parker

    Medical Director/Health Authority, Tarrant County Public Health

    Allison Chester

    Program Manager, Financial Assistance, Catholic Charities of Fort Worth

    Patrick Johnson

    Energy Assistance Supervisor, TXU Energy, Irving

    Vicki Mize

    2-1-1 Manager, United Way of Tarrant County

    Sonia Singleton

    Interim Assistant Director, City of Fort Worth, Parks and Community Services

    Gerald R. Smith

    Director, Tarrant County Human Services


    Dr. Parker will provide a heat-related illness update, remind people to take precautions to protect themselves; other participants will describe utility assistance programs and other services available to low-income households for heat relief.