That’s what the Cooling Station at The Salvation Army is for. It provides those in need with a respite from the heat. Visitors enter the sitting area where they can relax and cool down, enjoying the air conditioning and watching television or read a magazine. Cold water and snacks are also provided to anyone free of charge. “But the real draw,” says one volunteer, “is simply catching a break from the heat.”
The Cooling Station is located at The Salvation Army Social Service Center on 1490 7th Street and operates from Monday to Friday; it’s open from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (except on Friday when it closes at 3:00). Beat the heat!