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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2014
The Salvation Army providing Refuge during Extremely Cold Weather

Houston, Texas – With the extremely cold weather enduring today and tomorrow, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command announces it will not turn anyone away who is seeking refuge from the inclement weather at one of its locations in the Greater Houston region.

During regular business hours today and tomorrow, The Salvation Army’s seven Community Centers will be serving as “warming stations” for those needing to escape the low temperatures.

As for the evening, The Salvation Army’s Shelters, including Harbor Light Center, will open their doors to all individuals needing refuge from the freezing temperatures expected tonight. All individuals who spend the night at a Salvation Army shelter are offered warm meals, a warm place to sleep, and access to information about additional resources available to them through The Salvation Army.

The 124-year-old nonprofit organization depends on the contributions of individual donors and corporations to operate various programs and services, including its shelters.

Who: The Salvation Army and Tiffany & Co.

What: Opening its doors to all during inclement weather
Where: Warming Stations (during regular business hours):
Aldine Westfield Corps
2600 Aldine Westfield Rd.
Houston, Texas 77093
Conroe Corps
304 Avenue E
Conroe, Texas 77301
Garden City Center
9717 W. Montgomery
Houston, Texas 77088
International Corps
5757 Ranchester Dr.
Ste. 1900
Houston, Texas 77036
Northwest Corps
12507 Windfern Rd.
Houston, Texas 77064
Temple Corps
4516 Irvington Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77009
Pasadena Corps
2732 Cherrybrook Lane
Pasadena, Texas 77502
Overnight Shelter:
Harbor Light Center, 2407 North Main, Houston, Texas 77009
When: As long as the cold weather persists

Why: To provide shelter from the cold weather for those individuals who might not have anywhere else to go for shelter.

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In this community since 1889, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command serves Harris, Montgomery and Fort Bend Counties through youth programs, shelter, disaster relief, counseling, senior programs and rehabilitation. The mission of The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command is to meet human needs without discrimination. Each year over 33 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army. About 88.4 cents of every dollar raised locally is used to support those services in Houston and at close to 9,000 communities nationwide. For more information about The Salvation Army, please visit www.salvationarmyhouston.org.