Salvation Army opening 24-hour warming shelter through Feb. 19

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Updated: Feb. 13, 2021 at 10:59 AM CST
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JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - With temperatures expected to fall into the teens next week, the Salvation Army in Jonesboro will offer around-the-clock warmth.

Major Jim Lawrence told Region 8 News the center’s warming shelter will be open 24 hours a day until Friday, Feb. 19 for those needing shelter from the extreme cold.

“The Salvation Army is committed to serving the needs of the community 365 days a year,” Lawrence said. “During the fall and winter months, we will provide comfort in the form of a place to stay warm as well as provide a cup of water or coffee to those who need shelter from the cold.”

He added that the center, which is located at 800 Cate Ave., might extend its 24-hour warming center depending upon the forecast.

“We will continually assess the weather daily,” he said.

Due to COVID-19, the Salvation Army requires all visitors to wear masks.

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