Salvation Army opens cooling station in Waxahachie
DALLAS – When it’s extremely hot, it’s the poor and elderly who can suffer the most. Some don’t have air conditioning. For those that do, they may choose not to run it because it will make their utility bills too high. Other people work outdoors and may fail to stay properly hydrated. All of this creates a health risk that The Salvation Army addresses each year.
To give people relief from the heat, The Salvation Army is opening a Cooling Station today at 620 Farley Street in Waxahachie. The Cooling Station will provide two primary relief components for people who want to escape the summer’s high heat: hydration -- which is extremely important -- and a cool,climate-controlled environment.
The Salvation Army has no budget for its Cooling Station. The organization welcomes monetary donations, considering the certainty of higher utility bills during the summer at its facility where the Cooling Station will operate. Bottled water donations are also appreciated.