Cooling Shelters

The Salvation Army offers a number of programs to help people in Kansas City take a break from the heat and be safe during the summer.

Community Cooling Shelters – All eight Salvation Army community centers across the Kansas City metro area are designated as community Cooling Shelters while the Excessive Heat Warning from the National Weather Service is in effect. The centers will be open from 8:00 a.m. to at least 5:00 p.m. throughout the week, until the excessive heat warning is canceled. Cold drinks and light snacks will be provided to anyone seeking respite from the hot weather. *Please note: WEEKENDS only Bellfontaine and Blue Valley are open 8:00 a.m. to at least 5:00 p.m.

In addition, Salvation Army volunteers will distribute cold drinks to the homeless on the streets of Kansas City and make phone calls to elderly and shut-in residents in the metro to check on their health.

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At Risk Children

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Vulnerable Adults

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Struggling Families

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