Springfield, MO (January 8, 2016) The Salvation Army Emergency Overnight Warming Center will be open tomorrow, Saturday, January 9 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 pleased to be able to serve the community again by opening our doors overnight to those in need,” said Major Mike Mills, Corps Officer. “We are grateful for the continued support of the community. Because of that support, we are able to provide services like this year-round.”
Last year The Salvation Army Warming Center was open a total of 29 nights and served 386 unduplicated individuals.
The Salvation Army’s Warming Center will be open tonight from 7:00p.m. to 7:45a.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.