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Lyft will drive you to the nearest cooling center for free in DC. Here's the promo code

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A Red Weather Alert is in effect for the D.C. area for extreme heat over the weekend. The temperatures will be around 100 degrees each afternoon with the heat index 105 to 115 degrees. 

Lyft welcomes guests to a lounge at Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2018 in Park City, Utah. © Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for Lyft Lyft welcomes guests to a lounge at Sundance Film Festival on January 23, 2018 in Park City, Utah.

Lyft, the ridesharing service, is offering free and discounted rides to select local cooling centers in the District. This is the promo code: DCACOOL19

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The code is only valid for two rides, up to $15. The offer lasts until July 21 at 11:59 p.m.  

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Here in D.C., you'll only be able to go to the following centers. 

  • Lafayette Spray Park: 5900 33rd St NW
  • Guy Mason Recreation Center: 3600 Calvert St NW
  • Takoma Community Center Spray Park: 300 Van Buren St NW
  • Petworth Spray Park: 801 Taylor St NW
  • Harrison Recreation Center Spray Park: 1330 V St NW
  • Langdon Park Spray Park: 2860 Mills Avenue NE
  • Kennedy Recreation Center: 1401 7th St NW
  • Stead Recreation Center: 1625 P Street NW
  • Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center: 1299 Neal St NE
  • King Greenleaf Recreation Center: 201 N St SW
  • Marvin Gaye Recreation Center: 6201 Banks Place NE
  • Fort Greble Spray Park: Martin Luther King Jr. Ave and Elmira St SW
  • Hillcrest Recreation Center: 3100 Denver St SE

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