Salvation Army to Open Cooling Center on Thursday

Date of Release: 
June 28, 2023

With the forecast of high temperatures this Thursday and Friday around 100 degrees and peak heat index values from 105 to 110 possible due to the heat and humidity, Mayor George Bray and The Salvation Army are coordinating to open The Salvation Army’s cooling center. The Salvation Army’s community center at 2990 Trimble Street will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on those dates to provide a cool place to get water and rest.

Mayor George Bray said, “The Salvation Army had initially planned to open the cooling center for the summer season on Monday, July 3. The forecast of this week’s hot spell created the need for the center to open sooner. I am grateful to The Salvation Army for adjusting their schedule and being there to support our community members who need a place to shelter from the extreme heat. They continue to provide great support for those in need in our community.”

During the summer, The Salvation Army’s Trimble Street location will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. as a cooling center.

The Paducah National Weather Service office has issued a heat advisory for the dangerously hot conditions from Thursday morning until Friday evening.

Learn more by visiting The Salvation Army.