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Salvation Army cooling stations now open

Posted July 19, 2019

During the blazing Texas summers, the Salvation Army is helping those in need of refuge from the unforgiving heat.

When temperatures are forecast to remain in triple digits for an extended period, the Salvation Army will activate 13 cooling stations to provide lifesaving relief for the homeless, people without air conditioning and those whose jobs require them to work outside.

Cooling stations provide two necessary things for those at risk of heat exposure:

  • Hydration. People should drink plenty of water when it’s excessively hot. Cold water will be available each day throughout the summer. It’s important for people to drink water before they get thirsty and to continue drinking throughout the day.
  • Cool environment. Increasing the amount of time spent in air-conditioned environments helps the body cool off and lessens the likelihood of getting overheated. The Salvation Army’s cooling stations provide a cool environment where people can cool off for a brief time or stay all day.

These cooling stations will be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.:

  • Salvation Army Homeless Shelter, 1855 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth.
  • Salvation Army Homeless Shelter, 5302 Harry Hines Blvd. Dallas.

Cooling stations will also be at 11 Salvation Army community centers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays only at these locations:

  • Pleasant Grove, 8341 Elam Road, Dallas.
  • Denton, 1508 E. McKinney St., Denton.
  • Irving, 250 E. Grauwyler Road, Irving.
  • McKinney, 600 Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney.
  • Arlington, 712 W. Abram St., Arlington.
  • Oak Cliff, 1617 W. Jefferson Blvd., Dallas.
  • Garland, 451 W. Ave. D, Garland.
  • Lewisville, 206 W. Main St., Lewisville.
  • Plano, 3528 E. 14th St., Plano.

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