Salvation Army opens cooling station; Provides relief from heat
WAXAHACHIE - Ellis County saw their first 100 degree day Monday, June 13, according to the National Weather Service, and with the temperatures rising , there will be demand for ways to cool off and stay hydrated.
When it’s extremely hot, the poor and elderly suffer the most according to recent surveys conducted. Some don’t have air conditioning and others may choose not to run theirs 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 The Salvation Army addresses each year.
To give people relief from the heat, The Salvation Army opened a Cooling Station Monday, June 13 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.