weather in the Ozarks becomes extreme, The Salvation Army opens its doors and
offers shelter to those in need through its Extreme Weather Shelters.
office hours, Monday through Friday, The Salvation Army’s front lobby is open
to those needing to take shelter from the outdoors, whether it be cold,
raining, a blizzard, or hot. This service is provided to community members
every day of the year The Salvation Army is open. In addition to this, The
Salvation Army operates an Emergency
Cooling Center during times of extreme heat and an Extreme Emergency Cold Weather Shelter during times of extreme
cold. These services are offered out of The Salvation Army's main building located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway.
Salvation Army's Emergency Cooling
Center operates when the National Weather Service issues a heat advisory. The
Emergency Cooling Center typically operates during the majority of the day when
temperatures are highest, and does not provide overnight shelter as temperatures
are cooler during the overnight hours.
Army’s Extreme Emergency Cold Weather
Shelter operates when the wind-chill reaches 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Community
members seeking shelter from the cold can seek shelter in The Salvation Army’s
front lobby during business hours, Monday through Friday. Cots are given out
for overnight shelter at 7:00 p.m..
could not be provided if it were not for the many volunteers that make them
possible. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Emily Journagan, The
Salvation Army’s Public Relations and Event Coordinator, at 862-5509 ext. 116