Salvation Army Activates Cooling Stations Around DFW

Chris Sommer
July 17, 2019 - 6:50 am
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DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - As the summer heat tightens its grip on North Texas, the Salvation Army is providing relief.

The organization has officially launched its summer heat relief program, which includes the activation of 13 cooling stations across the area.

Local Salvation Army spokesman Pat Patey said, "This could involve people who are working outside.  For instance, letter carriers or delivery folks, people who do landscaping work.  Those are all the types of people we've had come to our community centers for the cooling stations."

Patey said the cooling stations can also be especially beneficial for the homeless, those residents without air conditioning, or those who cannot afford to run it.

Along with a spot to cool down, the stations also provide hydration.

Until further notice, the cooling stations located at the Salvation Army's emergency homeless shelters in Dallas and Fort Worth are open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. 

Those locations:

Dallas - 5302 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas

Fort Worth - 1855 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth

The 11 cooling stations at Salvation Army community centers are open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays only at these locations:

Arlington - 712 W. Abram St.

Denton - 1508 E. McKinney St.

N. Fort Worth - 3023 NW 24th St.

Garland - 451 W. Avenue D

Irving - 250 E. Grauwyler Rd.

Lewisville - 207 Elm St.

McKinney - 600 Wilson Creek Pkwy.

Oak Cliff - 1617 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Plano - 3528 E. 14th St.

Pleasant Grove - 8341 Elam Rd.

Waxahachie - 620 Farley St.​