The Salvation Army is activating its Cooling Center and encourages local residents in need of relief from the heat to come to its main office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway in Springfield. The Salvation Army’s Cooling Center will be open immediately continuing until 7:00p.m.this evening.
“We want everyone to have a safe place to get out of the heat and find relief,” said Major Mike Mills, Corps Officer.
In addition, there is a heat advisory for the remainder of the week. The Salvation Army’s Cooling Center will be open from 8:30a.m. to 7:00p.m. daily until Saturday, July 22. Cold water will be available to those utilizing the cooling center.
The Salvation Army also operates a senior feeding program throughout the year Monday through Friday at its main office on Chestnut Expressway. Seniors ages 50 and over are welcome to come and enjoy a hot lunch served at noon. The Senior Feeding Program is a partnership with the Greene County Senior Citizen Service Fund. The Front Line Feeding Program, which serves a hot noon meal as well, operates at The Salvation Army Harbor House on Boonville. This program is open to residents of all ages.
For more information, please call The Salvation Army Office at (417) 862-5509.