Due to climate change, extreme heat events are become more frequent and more severe. This endangers the health of Boston residents, especially children, older adults, adults with pre-existing medical conditions, and people who do not have access to air-conditioning. MGH Center for the Environment and Health and Communities Responding to Extreme Weather (CREW) are collaborating on a series of community workshops to educate Boston residents about the effects of extreme heat and to provide resources to stay safe during heat waves, including heat relief kits and air conditioning units. The workshops are made possible through funding from the MGH Department of Medicine Community Council.

What To Expect

The events start with free food and socializing, followed by a joint educational presentation by Reverend Vernon Walker of CREW and Dr. Melanie Haines of MGH. After the presentation, there will be raffle for 10 free air conditioning units and all attendees will receive a heat relief kit. Interested participants who fill out surveys to help improve future programming will be thanked with a gift card.


Access the QR code on the flyer to register for the event.