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City of Raleigh offers $10 daycare, free cookout and showers for residents without power

Posted October 10

This office space was flooded on Durham Street near the intersection with Tryon Road in Raleigh on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. These are utility vans stuck in the water. Witnesses said the water was up to the awnings at the peak of the storm. (Photo By: Nick Stevens/WRAL)
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— They City of Raleigh on Tuesday will offer reduced-price daycare, hot showers and a free cookout to residents who are still without power as a result of Hurricane Matthew.

Four community centers will open at 6 a.m. to provide hot showers and will provide daycare at a price of $10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • Jaycee Park at 2405 Wade Avenue
  • Green Road at 4201 Green Road
  • John Chavis at 505 Martin Luther King Boulevard
  • Abbots Creek at 9950 Durant Road

The following community centers will offer free hot showers Tuesday, although daycare will not be provided:

  • Marsh Creek at 3050 New Hope Road
  • Halifax at 1023 Halifax Street
  • Laurel Hills at 3808 Edwards Mill Road
  • Method at 514 Method Road
  • Millbrook Exchange at 1905 Spring Forest Road
  • Optimist at 5900 Whittier Drive
  • Roberts Park at 1300 E. Martin St
  • Tarboro Road at 121 N. Tarboro Road

Barwell Road and Marsh Creek community centers will open at 6 a.m. and all other facilities will open at 10 a.m.

From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, the John Chavis Community Center will host a neighborhood cookout with free hot dogs, chips and drinks. Free rides on the carousel will also be offered.

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