Salvation Army Opens Heat Relief Stations In Phoenix Area

Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:34am
Updated: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 9:37am

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Wednesday as daytime temperatures in the Phoenix area are expected to reach 108 and 110 by Friday.

To assist those in need, heat relief stations will open at the Salvation Army on Wednesday.

Spokesperson Scott Johnson says their doors will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Saturday. 

“Before anyone comes into one of our heat relief stations, they are given a Ziploc bag that has a mask, gloves and a little bottle of hand sanitizer,” Johnson said. 

With concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, people are required to sanitize their hands and then keep the given masks and gloves on as long as they stay in the cooling station. Johnson says chairs will be 6 feet apart and once someone gets up and leaves, the chair will be sanitized before it is used again.

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