Salvation Army of Omaha Providing Multiple Community Resources to Help Those in Need Amid Forecasted Heat Wave

July 24, 2023
Brandi Meiner | | (847) 227-5013

OMAHA, Neb. (July 24, 2023) – With an entire week’s worth of temperatures ranging from the mid-90s to right at 100 degrees in the metro forecast, The Salvation Army is helping those in need to ‘beat the heat.’

Cooling Centers

Cooling centers offer air-conditioned spaces and cold bottled water during specific operating hours. They’re typically activated during times of extremely hot temperatures. Anyone in need of relief from the heat is welcome to stop in. Cooling center hours vary by location —as listed below:

Heritage Place at Renaissance Village

3612 Cuming St.

Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Kroc Center   

2825 Y St.

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

North Corps

2424 Pratt St.

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Salvation Army of Omaha Summer Fan Program

We are distributing boxed fans—free of charge—to those in need throughout the summer. This is done at our Salvation Army Burrows Center for Help and Hope location in Benson (6101 NW Radial Hwy). Anyone in need is eligible, but preference will be given to the disabled and to seniors. To receive a fan, one must bring the following to Burrows Center (please call 402-898-5860 with any questions):

  • Photo ID
  • Social Security card or birth certificate
  • Proof of address within the last 30 days
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The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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