Monday, January 6, 2014

KCK Salvation Army to serve as second emergency warming shelter

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – The Salvation Army has opened a second emergency warming shelter in the Kansas City metro area to assist those in need of refuge from the cold. 

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Village in Kansas City, Kansas, located at 6723 State Avenue, will accommodate anyone in need of a place to stay through noon on Wednesday. In addition to a warm bed, meals will also be provided.

The Salvation Army in Independence, Missouri, 14700 E. Truman Road, is also offering emergency shelter through at least Tuesday morning.  Since Sunday night, five people have sought shelter at the Independence facility.

In addition, five of the Salvation Army’s community centers throughout the metro area are also being activated as warming centers during daytime hours. The locations and times are:
  • 6111 East 129th St., Grandview, MO- 8 am - 4 pm
  • 6618 East Truman Rd., Kansas City, MO – 8 am- 4:30 pm
  • 5306 N. Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO – 8 am- 4 pm
  • 500 West 39th St., Kansas City, MO – 8 am – 4 pm
  • 420 East Santa Fe, Olathe, KS – 8 am – 5:30 pm
The Salvation Army Bellefontaine Community Center, 3013 E. 9thStreet in Kansas City, Mo., is closed until further notice due to mechanical issues with the heating system.

Meanwhile, volunteers with The Salvation Army’s Honk n’ Holler homeless outreach program will be distributing hot food, blankets, coats, socks and gloves to those enduring the extreme cold temperatures this evening.  The team will load up an emergency disaster services vehicle with supplies and hit the streets at 5 pm.

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