Springfield, MO (January 21, 2016) The Salvation Army Emergency Overnight Warming Center will be open tonight, Thursday, January 21 due to predicted extreme cold. Local residents in need are encouraged to come to its Warming Center located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway in Springfield.
“We are continuing to operate our Warming Center in extreme cold,” said Jeff Smith, Social Service Director. “We are glad we are here for those in our community.”
The Salvation Army has been operating its warming center for nine years. During this time they have been open 274 night sheltering 1,960 unduplicated individuals.
The Salvation Army’s Warming Center will be open tonight from 7:00p.m. to 7:30a.m. The Warming Center opens when the National Weather Service predicts the wind chill will reach 14° F or below.
For more information, please call The Salvation Army Office at (417) 862-5509 ext. 102.
To support the year-round outreach of The Salvation Army financial contributions can be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O Box 9685 in Springfield MO, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by visiting http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org – 82¢ of every dollar goes directly toward programs & services that help local Ozarks residents in need.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.