Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced that several local fitness centers have opened their facilities to accommodate those who need a place to take a warm shower.
Club Fit, New York Sports Club, Court Sports and Chappaqua Crossing are among those that have answered the call to participate in Operation Hot Shower, and others are being sought to help if they can.
"We know this has been a long week and that something as simple as a hot shower goes a long way," Astorino said. "We are reaching out to area health clubs, colleges, universities and other sports and recreational facilities to answer the call and help out our neighbors in need."
The announcement was made during a press conference at Club Fit of Briarcliff Manor, where owner David Swope and CEO Bill Beck said they were happy to be able to help the community.
"When we thought about how we could help our friends and neighbors, we realized a nice hot shower could help beat the chill of the past week," Swope said. "It's so basic, and yet so essential."
To use any of these shower locations, management asks the public to please bring an ID and your own towels. It is recommended that you call in advance to make sure power and hot water are still available.
Any other facilities looking to participate in Operation Hot Shower should contact Diana Costello at either (914) 995-2950 or (914) 907-2021 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I want to personally thank David Swope and Bill Beck of Club Fit as well as Bob Giardina of New York Sports Club and Dave Walsh of Chappaqua Crossing," Astorino added. "Your leadership and generosity are greatly appreciated."
Club Fit has facilities in Briarcliff Manor and Jefferson Valley. Visit them online at www.clubfit.com. New York Sports Club has facilities in Carmel, Croton, Dobbs Ferry, Larchmont, Hartsdale, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Somers and White Plains and is open to adults 18 and over. Visit them online at www.mysportsclubs.com. Chappaqua Crossing is located on the former Reader's Digest site, located at 480 Bedford Road, Chappaqua. The American Red Cross has also set up emergency shelters at Chappaqua Crossing for those who need overnight accommodations.
See the list of participating shower locations below.
IMPORTANT: Call ahead to make sure the facility still has power and hot water.
280 Bedford Road
Ask for Red Cross upon arrival
Club Fit of Briarcliff
584 North State Road
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Club Fit of Jefferson Valley
600 Bank Road
Jefferson Valley, NY
150 Clearbrook Road
JCC on the Hudson
371 South Broadway
JCC of Mid-Westchester
999 Wilmot Road
New York Sports Club/Carmel
1844 Route 6 and Stoneleigh Ave
New York Sports Club/Croton-on-Hudson
420 South Riverside Avenue
New York Sports Club/Dobbs Ferry -- Call ahead to check on power/hot water
50 Livingstone Avenue
Dobbs Ferry, NY
New York Sports Club/Hawthorne -- Call ahead to check on power/hot water
24 Saw Mill River Road
New York Sports Club/Hartsdale
208 E. Hartsdale Avenue
New York Sports Club/Larchmont
15 Madison Avenue
New York Sports Club/Mamaroneck
124 Palmer Avenue
New York Sports Club/New Rochelle
175 Huguenot Street
New Rochelle, NY
New York Sports Club/Scarsdale
696 White Plains Road
New York Sports Club/Somers
80 Route 6
New York Sports Club/White Plains
4 City Place
White Plains, NY
Yonkers Tennis Center
493 Sprain Road
NOTE: GPS does not provide accurate directions, please check Web site for directions: www.yonkerstennis.com/directions
The Rock Club
130 Rhodes Street
New Rochelle, NY