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Salvation Army opens cooling stations 

Summer is here in full force and the heat indexes or “feels like” temperatures are reaching more than 100 degrees. Salvation Army locations across the Dallas area activated 14 Cooling Stations Monday, June 20, to provide relief for the homeless population, people who do not have air conditioning and those who work outside.


Cooling stations provide:

Hydration –Cold water will be available each day throughout the summer as staying hydrated is one of the most important ways to protect against heat exhaustion and heat stroke. It’s important for people to drink water before they get thirsty and to continue drinking throughout the day.

A cool environment – More 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 stop in and cool off for a brief time or stay all day.

Cooling station locations include:

The Salvation Army Homeless Shelter
5302 Harry Hines Blvd. in Dallas

The Salvation Army Homeless Shelter
1855 E. Lancaster Avenue in Fort Worth

Stations are also available at the organization’s community centers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays only. The Garland location is at 451 West Ave. D.

About Salvation Army:  The Salvation Army is an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.

The organization’s core values are:


The Salvation Army’s mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in his name without discrimination. We believe Christ changes lives. This faith gives us a motivation that goes beyond simply doing good. We have a passion for doing the most good for body, soul and spirit.


Caring for the poor. Feeding the hungry. Sheltering the homeless. Clothing the naked. Loving the unlovable. Befriending the friendless.


William Booth once said, “The Salvation Army is a place of hope. When every other light is extinguished, and every other star has gone down, this one gleam shines steadily and clearly out in the darkened sky: ‘If I could only get to The Salvation Army, they will do something for me.’ “


People who serve in The Salvation Army routinely go into places others prefer to avoid: Impoverished neighborhoods, jails and prisons, hospital rooms and nursing homes, gatherings of alcoholics and drug addicts, and the immediate scene of natural disasters.


To those who want to positively affect their world, The Salvation Army is the charity that maximizes their contributions by using 87 cents of every dollar donated to provide direct services to the less fortunate.