Salvation Army of Johnson County opens doors for heat relief

The Salvation Army of Johnson County has opened its facility to provide a cooling shelter to protect and hydrate members of the community. To assist in protecting individuals from the extreme temperatures, The Salvation Army of Johnson County, located at 1116 S. Gilbert Court, has opened its lobby and will throughout the summer when extreme heat hits Iowa. Water will be offered from 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. to hydrate individuals. All are also welcome to cool down and hydrate during the evening meal which is served from 4-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

The Salvation Army of Johnson County has been collecting bottled water, however additional support is needed. Community donations to assist in the cooling and hydration efforts can be made to 1116 S. Gilbert Court, Iowa City. For more information, contact The Salvation Army of Johnson County, Capt. Tim North, Tim_North@usc.salvationarmy.org or (319) 337-3725 or Trisha Smith, Patricia_Smith@usc.salvationarmy.org or (319) 541-6747 or visit The Salvation Army of Johnson County’s website ICSalvationArmy.org