For Immediate Release
Media contact: Amanda Long
The Salvation Army
Office: (417) 862-5509 ext. 102
Cell: (417) 315-9441
THE SALVATION ARMY TO ACTIVATE COOLING CENTER
Those needing relief from the heat are encourage to come to The Salvation Army
Springfield, MO (July 13, 2015) The Salvation Army is activating is Cooling Center and encourages local residents in need of relief from the heat to come to its Cooling Center 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, The Salvation Army is in need of fans to distribute to those in need in our community through The Salvation Army Emergency Social Service Office. Area residents are encouraged to call The Salvation Army Office at (417)862-5509 to check on the availability of fans. Those wishing to donate fans can bring them to The Salvation Army Office located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway.
The Salvation Army also offers a senior citizen program Monday through Friday where seniors are offered fellowship and a meal served at noon. A $1 donation for the meal is suggested, but not required.
For more information, please call The Salvation Army Office at (417) 862-5509.
To support the year-round outreach of The Salvation Army Ozark Area Coordination financial contributions can be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O Box 9685 in Springfield MO, 65801 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.
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.