In midst of excessive heat, Salvation Army opens cooling centers today

Cooling site open sign (Credit: KMOV)

ST.LOUIS, Mo. ( -- As a result of the Excessive Heat Advisory issued by the National Weather Service, the Salvation Army Midland Division is opening daytime cooler centers throughout Missouri and Illinois.

With the Heat Index estimated to reach 105 degrees, the cooling centers will remain open for the duration of the Heat Advisory, until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

A Heat Warning is effective when the heat index is expected to reach, at least 110 degrees for two consecutive days with a minimum heat index no lower than 75 degrees at night, or if a Heat Advisory is expected to last four or more days. The cooling centers will continue to operate if heat advisory is extended.

The cooling centers are located at The Salvation Army Corps, locations and hours are listed below:

Alton Corps525 Alby StreetAlton, IL 620029 a.m. – 12 p.m. noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.Arnold Corps3740 Telegraph RoadArnold, MO 630108:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Belleville Corps20 Glory PlaceBelleville, IL 622209 a.m. – 4 p.m.Cape Girardeau Corps701 Good HopeCape Girardeau, MO 637019 a.m. - 4 p.m.Carthage Corps125 East Fairview StreetCarthage, MO 648369 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Chillicothe Corps621 West Mohawk RoadChillicothe, MO 646019 a.m. - noon, 1:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.Columbia Harbor House Shelter602 North Ann StreetColumbia, MO 6520124 hoursColumbia Corps1108 West Ash StreetColumbia, MO 652038 a.m. - 12 p.m. noon, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.Euclid Corps2618 North Euclid AvenueSt. Louis, MO 631139 a.m. – 4 p.m.Gateway Corps824 UnionSt. Louis, MO 631238:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.Granite City Corps3007 East 23rd StreetGranite City, IL 620408:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.Jefferson City Center of Hope927 Jefferson StreetJefferson City, MO 6510124 hoursJoplin Corps320 East 8th StreetJoplin, MO 648019 a.m. – 4 p.m.Maplewood Corps7701 RannellsMaplewood, MO 631439 a.m. – 3 p.m.O’Fallon Corps1 William Booth DriveO’Fallon, MO 633668 a.m. – 4 p.m.Quincy Kroc Center405 Vermont StreetQuincy, IL 623015 a.m. - 10 p.m.Quincy John Gardner Stevenson Shelter501 BroadwayQuincy, IL 6230124 hoursSt. Charles Corps2140 North 4th StreetSt. Charles, MO 6330110 a.m. - 5 p.m.Springfield Corps1701 West Chestnut ExpresswaySpringfield, MO 658029 a.m. - 7 p.m.Temple Corps2740 Arsenal StreetSt. Louis, MO 631188:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Warrensburg SE Corps125 North Holden Street, Suite AWarrensburg, MO 64093Call 660-422-4304 for information

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