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When weather in the
Ozarks becomes extreme, The Salvation Army opens its doors and offers shelter
to those in need through its Extreme Weather Shelters.
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 Emergency Overnight Warming Center during times of extreme cold. These services are offered out of The
Salvation Army's main building located at 1707 West Chestnut Expressway.
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 Emergency Overnight Warming Center 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 Jeff Smith, The
Salvation Army’s Social Services Dirctor, at 862-5509 ext. 105