(Editor's Note: This is a press release from the Atlanta Salvation Army.)
Salvation Army Atlanta Provides Heat Relief to Local Communities with Cooling Stations, Electric Fans and Water.
WHAT: The Salvation Army of Metro Atlanta beginning June 29 at noon will provide water, and distribute 500 free electric fans to those in need in the communities of metro Atlanta, Gwinnett and Decatur.
Two cooling stations will also be set up for those that seek temporary relief from scorching temperatures located at The Salvation Army in Gwinnett and The Salvation Army in Decatur from noon to 5 p.m.
WHY: Atlanta is expected to have record breaking heat today which poses a health risk to many. “Temperatures are expected to reach triple digits this afternoon. Our seniors and especially those that don’t have shelter are at extreme risk,” says Metro Area Commander Major Todd Hawks.
He continued, “We are also deploying several of our canteens to go into the community to provide water and are opening our doors to those that want a cool place to come in from out of the sun and enjoy a cold glass of water.”
The Salvation Army has long term experience in meeting the basic needs of the people in the community. “Everybody, young, old, poor, and homeless deserves a cold glass of water; today you can find one at The Salvation Army,” says Major Hawks.
WHEN:Friday, June 29, 2012
Noon -– Fan distribution, ice cream, mobile canteen
(Fans distributed while supplies last.)
WHO: Those in need of heat relief.
- Ray and Joan Kroc Center Community Center (Mobile Canteen, Fans, Ice cream), 967 Dewey Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
- The Salvation Army Peachcrest (Cooling Station, Fans), 3500 Sherrydale Lane, Decatur, GA 30032
- The Salvation Army Lawrenceville (Cooling Station, Fans), 3455 Sugarloaf Parkway, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
For additional locations and times see website. (www.salvationarmyatlanta.org)