THE SALVATION ARMY OFFERS TO SHIELD ATLANTA’s HOMELESS FROM RELENTLESS COLD WEATHER

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With temperatures dropping into the low 20’s throughout Atlanta tonight and tomorrow, The Salvation Army reminds those who are homeless to take cover in a homeless shelter or warming station. There, homeless individuals and families will be shielded from numbing temperatures that make surviving outside for long periods challenging.

In response to these dangerous conditions, The Salvation Army in metro Atlanta will continue to offer emergency shelter to homeless individuals and families seeking refuge from the cold. The Red Shield shelter located at 400 Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta has 324 beds in its overnight shelter and will have up to 90 additional mats for individuals and families who enter through the emergency cold weather program. When temperatures drop below 40 degrees The Salvation Army opens its emergency cold weather program to anyone who needs a warm place to sleep. Check-in for the emergency cold weather program begins at 6:00p.m. and visitors must leave the shelter’s property by 8:00a.m.

The Salvation Army will also offer warming stations throughout the city for temporary relief. Individuals and families without a warm place to go can find relief and a warm cup of coffee at one of our Corps and Community Centers.

Salvation Army Lawrenceville Corps
3455 Sugarloaf Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Warming station open until 9pm

Salvation Army Marietta Corps
202 Waterman Street SE
Marietta, GA 30060
For warming station hours, call 770-724-1652

“Many of the individuals seeking shelter through our emergency cold weather program and warming stations have absolutely nowhere else to go,” says Metro Atlanta Area Commander Major Todd Hawks. “We encourage anyone who needs shelter from the dangerously cold temperatures to seek shelter here at The Salvation Army and not risk endangering their health or life.”

Anyone who would like to help provide for shelter needs can make donations of food items, toiletries and bed linens. For more information, call 404-486-2700

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