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Cooling Center To Open In Wicomico County

Jul 17, 2019

Extreme heat will continue to affect our area this weekend. According to the National Weather Service, the heat index will exceed 100 degrees through the weekend. Health Officer Lori Brewster and local Emergency Management officials, have called for the opening of a cooling center to operate from Friday, July 19th - Monday, July 22nd .  The cooling center will be open 11 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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On this episode of UMES 30, show host Dr. Joshua K. Wright talks to Richard C. Willis, founder and CEO of Sankofa International, Inc.

In 2013, Dr. Wright took a life-changing trip to the West African nation of Ghana, organized by Sankofa International, Inc., a non-profit based in the United States (est. 1993) whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for Africans living in Africa.

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