The Salvation Army of High Point is opening their doors to ensure that residents have a safe place to stay cool during the forecasted extreme heat.
Beginning this week, clients and community members are invited to come to The Salvation Army of High Point to get a bottle of cold water and step away from the heat.During the summer months, The Salvation Army of High Point will operate the cooling station weekly, Monday through Friday from 8am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.
“The primary concern of The Salvation Army is the health and safety of our local citizens,” explains Antoine Dalton, Director of Social Services at The Salvation Army of High Point. “Our homeless population is especially susceptible to dangerous dehydration during these extreme weather conditions. It’s difficult enough for the homeless to find shelter and shade, but it can be even more difficult for them to find water. It is important that we keep water available for those who may be at risk of severe dehydration.”
The Salvation Army is committed to serving the needs of the community all year round. To help those in need stay hydrated this summer, please bring donations of bottled water to The Salvation Army of High Point on 301 West Green Drive.For more information, please call The Salvation Army of High Point at 336-881-5400.