NEW ALBANY — The Tri-County Health Coalition, based in New Albany, has opened its doors to homeless community members to come in and cool off in the summer heat.

Jesse Floyd, president of the board of directors, said more homeless have been coming to the office to get off the street, cool down and get a cold drink and snack this summer, and he welcomes them.

“It’s been going on all summer,” he said. “They’ve been coming in and sitting for a while, just enough to get off the street, and we’ve been providing some water and different things to eat.

“And a lot of them that come in, they just want to talk.”

Floyd said the organization has been running a penny drive to help provide snacks and water, and welcomes any donations that could help provide the people with something to eat and a cold drink. Donations can be dropped off 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the office, 1222 State St.