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Salvation Army Opens Extreme Emergency Cold Weather Shelter

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Salvation Army has activated its Extreme Emergency Cold Weather Shelter, located at 1707 W. Chestnut Expressway.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Salvation Army has activated its Extreme Emergency Cold Weather Shelter, located at 1707 W. Chestnut Expressway, tonight for the second time this year.

“We encourage anyone who needs shelter from the dangerously cold temperatures to seek shelter here at The Salvation Army and not risk endangering their health or life," says Major Norman Grainger, Corps Officer in a statement.

The Salvation Army activates its Emergency Cold Weather Shelter anytime the National Weather Service forecasts a wind chill of 14 degrees or below or there seems to be significant need in the community to activate the extreme emergency shelter.

Those who seek a place to stay at the Emergency Cold Weather Shelter will be provided with a cot to sleep on for the night, a hot breakfast in the morning and access to shower facilities.

In 2012, the shelter was activated for 24 days and 231 people sought shelter there.  Every single night, The Salvation Army provides shelter or housing for an average of 70 local individuals through programs such as the Family Enrichment Center, New Start Housing, and Harbor House, according to the statement.

For more information about the Extreme Emergency Cold Weather Shelter, visit the website.
 
For more information about The Salvation Army, its shelter or housing programs, or to sign-up to be a cold weather shelter volunteer please call (417) 862-5509 or click here.

To support The Salvation Army Ozark Area Coordination by making a monetary donation please mail checks to:

The Salvation Army
P.O. Box 9685
Springfield MO 65801-9685

Or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY.
 
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