Salvation Army opens cooling center

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The Salvation Army of Texarkana is offering some relief from the summer heat.

The nonprofit has set up a cooling station at its Center of Hope homeless shelter downtown.  Those with health problems, the elderly and children are urged to take special care during the heat of the day.

The Salvation Army said as long as the numbers are at or near triple digits, their cooling center will be open.  Stephen Crocket visited the cooling center on Tuesday.  He said, “It feels like heaven up in here, you know.  And outside, I mean, it’s just so hot, these months and times, you know, it’s hot.”

Salvation Army spokesperson Sann Terry said, “When it’s over a hundred degrees or the humidity is very high, it’s very dangerous out on the streets.  So, we invite people to come in and have a cool drink of water.”

The center is open from 8am until 5pm daily.

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