The Salvation Army's Cooling Center is the Only Cooling Center Open on the July 4 Holiday

Jul 3, 2024 | by Rebecca Turnbull

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Forecasted temps of 92° and higher extends Cooling Center Hours

RICHMOND, Va. (July 3, 2024) — On Thursday, July 4, The Salvation Army Central Virginia Inclement Weather Shelter will be the only Cooling Center open on the July 4th holiday. The Cooling Center will be open with extended hours from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for adults 18 years and older. Hydration and snacks will be provided.

  • Address: The Salvation Army Central Virginia Inclement Weather Shelter is 1900 Chamberlayne Avenue, Richmond, 23222. The Cooling Center entrance is located at the back of the building, which faces Sledd Street and the U.S. Post Office.
  • Extended operating hours July 4-6: Due to forecasted and persisting temperatures on July 4-6, the Cooling Center will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Regular operating hours: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. when temperatures are forecasted to be 92° or higher.
  • Phone Number: To confirm operating hours, call 804.653.5706.

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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 25 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services and youth programs and is #DoingTheMostGood at 7,600 centers around the country. Since 1885, The Salvation Army has been serving the Richmond area, and today, The Salvation Army Central Virginia Area Command meets needs across 16 localities through the Men and Families Housing First Shelter, Inclement Weather Shelter, food assistance, canteen ministry, rent and utility assistance, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club and the Corps/Church.

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