SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Salvation Army says its
It's offering a safe place to cool off and get a cool drink of water while the Heat Advisory lingers.
The cooling center will remain open past Sunday if the Heat Advisory is extended, of if there appears to be a need in the community.
So far this year, the center has been open ten days and served 27 people -- including seven women and one child.
Audrey Esther with the Salvation Army says they're also accepting donations of fans at its main location to hand out to the community's elderly and low-income residents.
"They're going out as soon as we're getting them in," she says.
The Salvation Army activates its
information about The Salvation Army, the Emergency Cooling Center or donating
fans to those in need, you're asked to call