The Salvation Army Midland Division Opens Cooling Centers with Missouri and Illinois to Battle Summer Heat

June 14, 2021
Shawn Martin | | (314) 603-2713

St. Louis, Mo. (June 14, 2021) – The Salvation Army Midland Division is dedicated to the protection of our staff members and the clients we serve. It has opened daytime cooling centers in Missouri and Illinois after the Excessive Heat Advisory issued by the National Weather Service, with operation guidelines to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our facilities.

Cooling center locations are activated when a Heat Advisory is issued, which is when the Heat Index is expected to reach 105 degrees or temperature reach 100 degrees. A Heat Warning is issued when the heat index is expected to reach 110 degrees for two consecutive days without dropping below 75 degrees, or if a Heat Advisory is expected to last four or more days.

The Salvation Army Corps will operate cooling centers in collaboration with local coalitions. A Corps is one of TheSalvation Army’s worship centers. The locations and hours of the cooling centers are listed below:




Adair County Corps Community Center 1004 W. Gardner Street Kirksville, MO 63501

9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mon./Wed./Fri.

Services Offered: Hydration & Snacks


Arnold Corps

3740 Telegraph Road

Arnold, MO 63010

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mon. - Fri.

Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks


Branson Corps Community Center 1114 Stanley Street

Branson, MO  65616

9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mon. – Fri.

Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks


Cape Girardeau Corps 701 Good Hope

Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mon. – Fri.

Services Provided: Hydration


Carthage Corps Community Center

125 E. Fairview Avenue Carthage, MO 64836

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon – Fri.

Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks


Center of Hope

927 Jefferson Street Jefferson City, MO 65101 24 hours

7 Days a Week

Services Provided: Hydration, Snacks, Meals & Overnight Shelter


Chillicothe Corps

621 West Mohawk Road Chillicothe, MO 64601

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mon. – Fri.

Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks


Columbia Corps Community Center 1108 West Ash Street Columbia, MO 65203

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mon. – Fri.

Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks


Euclid Corps

2618 North Euclid Avenue St. Louis, MO 63113

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Services Provided: Hydration


Family Haven 10740 Page Avenue

St. Louis, MO 63132 24 hours

Sun. – Sat.

Services Provided: Hydration, Meals, Snacks, Overnight Shelter (July 5 – Sept. 3)


Gateway Citadel Corps 824 Union Road

St. Louis, MO 63123 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mon. - Fri.

Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks


Hannibal Family Store

200 Steamboat Bend Shopping Plaza #200

Hannibal, MO 63401

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Mon – Sat.

Services Provided: Hydration


Harbor House 602 N. Ann Street

Columbia, MO 65201

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat. – Sun.

Services Provided: Hydration, Meals, Snacks, Overnight Shelter


Joplin Corps Community Center 320 East 8th Street Joplin, MO 64801

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mon. - Fri.

Services Provided: Hydration, Snacks, Meals


Maplewood Corps Community Center 7701 Rannells Avenue

Maplewood, MO 63143

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Mon., Thurs. & Fri. Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks


O’Fallon Corps Community Center

1 William Booth Drive O’Fallon, MO 63366

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mon. – Fri.

Services Provided: Hydration


Springfield Corps Community Center 1701 West Chestnut Expressway Springfield, MO 65802

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Mon. – Fri.

Services Provided: Hydration


St. Charles Corps Community Center 2140 North 4th Street St. Charles, MO 63301 Open July 12

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Mon. - Fri. Services Provided:

Hydration & Snacks


Temple Corps Community Center 2740 Arsenal Street St. Louis, MO

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Mon. – Thurs.

Services Provided: Hydration




Alton Corps Community Center 525 Alby Street

Alton, IL 62002

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Mon. - Fri.

Services Provided: Hydration & Snacks


Belleville Corps Community Center 20 Glory Place

Belleville, IL 62226

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Services Provided: Hydration, Snacks & Lunch Meals


East St. Louis Corps Community Center 616 N. 16th Street

East St. Louis, IL 62205 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Services Provided: Hydration


John Gardner Stevenson Shelter & Social Services 501 Broadway Street

Quincy, IL 62301

24 hrs. Sun. – Sat.

Services Provided: Hydration, Snacks, Meals & Overnight Shelter


Jacksonville Corps Community Center

331 W. Douglas Avenue Jacksonville, IL  62650

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mon. - Fri. Services Provided:

Hydration & Lunch Meals


Kroc Center

405 Vermont Street

Quincy, IL 62305

9:00 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Mon – Sat.


Quincy Family Store 425 Broadway Street

Quincy, IL 62305

9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Mon. - Sat.

Services Provided: Hydration

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