Salvation Army extending hours as extreme heat settles over Chattanooga region

Salvation Army extending hours as extreme heat settles over Chattanooga region

August 12th, 2019 by Rosana Hughes in Breaking News

With forecasts calling for heat indexes in the lowers 100s this week, the Salvation Army has extended its hours for its day shelter on McCallie Avenue. 

There, they have an air conditioned space where people can go to get out of the heat. They also have a "hydration station" open.

At the East 28th Street location, Salvation Army workers are distributing box fans and bottled water for low-income people. 

The swimming pool is also open at the East 28th Street location.

"When temperatures get this high, it can be life threatening," said Salvation Army spokeswoman Kimberly George. "The Salvation Army wants to be available to all displaced neighbors and low-income neighbors to help them beat the heat. But we can only do it with the community's support."

The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations and donations of cases of water and new box fans.


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