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Salvation Army helps metro Atlanta beat the heat
Salvation Army helps metro Atlanta beat the heat

ATLANTA -- With temperatures rising during summer months in Atlanta, the Salvation Army will provide heat relief to residents in need across Georgia.

Tamara Stinson of the Salvation Army said on Wednesday that the organization has cooling fans and water available for free, and will hand them out on Thursday, June 20 from noon until 2:00 p.m.

On Thursday, all residents needing fans and cool water can go to the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Community Kroc Center and visit their cooling station. 

According to Stinson, record-high temperatures are expected in and around Atlanta this summer, which can be dangerous.

"Our seniors and especially those that don't have shelter are at extreme risk," Metro Area Commander Major Todd Hawks said. "We are providing free box fans and opening our doors to those that want a place to come and enjoy a cold glass of water."

He said the Salvation Army recognizes the importance of keeping cool during hot days.  

Fans are free while supplies last. The cooling station will be located at 967 Dewey Street SW. 

To find where the Salvation Army will distribute fans, call (404) 486-2900.

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