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The Salvation Army, St. Luke’s Episcopal to host cooling shelter through Saturday

by Andrew Mobley | June 23, 2022 at 4:05 a.m.
Exterior of The Salvation Army Center for Worship and Service at 155 Crescent Ave. - Photo by Andrew Mobley of The Sentinel-Record

The Salvation Army and St. Luke's Episcopal Church will host a cooling shelter for the homeless of Hot Springs beginning today.

With temperatures reaching the upper 90s and climbing, heat-related illnesses are a major health concern for the homeless, organizers say.

The Salvation Army location at 155 Crescent Ave. will host the cooling shelter from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday this week. Evening meals will be served.

"They're providing the space and they're helping us also," Kathy Randel, St. Luke's outreach coordinator, said.

"We're begging for volunteers," Sally Carder, St. Luke's outreach coordinator, said Wednesday.

Those interested in volunteering can sign up by visiting

"All (you) have to do is click on that and then it shows the times that we need people and people can sign up to work a shift," Randel said.

According to the National Weather Service, upper-level high pressure will continue to dominate in Arkansas with hot temperatures expected during the next several days.

Highs will top out in the 90s with even a few triple-digit readings possible, the Weather Service said in a special weather statement issued Wednesday morning.

"Low temperatures will provide just a little relief as they will only fall into the 70s. Heat advisories may be needed Friday and Saturday," it said.

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