Cooling Center in Rochester, Minnesota opens as extreme temps continue.

Southeast Minnesota experienced extreme temperatures over the weekend and several records were broken the past few days.  Living in an environment without air conditioning during these high temperatures may be doable but can be dangerous for many individuals.  The Salvation Army Cooling Center in Rochester, Minnesota is open to help provide relief to anyone in our community who may need help cooling off.

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Hours and Location of the Salvation Army Cooling Center in Rochester, Minnesota?

If you are needing a place to cool off or know someone who could use assistance, the Salvation Army Cooling Center is open from 8 am until 4 pm at 115 First Avenue NE in Rochester, Minnesota.

“In the winter time, we worry about people being exposed to long periods of cold, but heat can be just as dangerous. If people have nowhere to go, they can suffer from heat stroke, sun burns, and dehydration.” The Salvation Army encourages any visitors to the cooling center to see our social workers for help with their other basic needs. - Major Lisa Mueller, Corps Officer of the Rochester Salvation Army

 

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Services provided at the Cooling Center in Rochester, Minnesota

The following services and amenities are available and waiting at the Cooling Center in Rochester:

  •  water bottles are always available to all,
  • public restrooms,
  • and an air-conditioned day center.  (This area can serve 150 people at a time and a daily meal is also provided from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm.)

Learn more about the Cooling Center

If you have questions, call 507-288-3663 or get updates at the Salvation Army's Facebook page or website.

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