The Salvation Army Responds to Excessive Heat Warning
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 90,000 Southern Nevadans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, clothing and shelter for the homeless, rent and utilities assistance, disaster and heat relief, senior activity and outreach, adult rehabilitation, opportunities for underprivileged children, and emotional and spiritual support, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. Approximately 82 cents of every dollar donated to The Salvation Army are used to support its life-transforming social services. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities,” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately-funded, direct-service nonprofit.
In response to the excessive heat warning that has been issued in Southern Nevada, The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) has set up a canteen to provide meals to anyone temporarily experiencing homelessness, at the Dula Gym, located at 441 E. Bonanza Road. “When we got the call from the City of Las Vegas to help feed and hydrate guests that are staying at their temporary heat relief shelter, we didn’t hesitate to be there and assist in anyway needed”, said Juan Salinas, Director of Social Services.
“We estimate that The Salvation Army is serving up to 500 meals per day from this canteen, but we have the means to continue to serve alongside the City and the Courtyard if necessary” said Captain Anthony Barnes, Clark County Coordinator. As with all disaster situations, The Salvation Army will be in the community as long as needed.”
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