The Salvation Army community cooling centers will open to people who need a break from the extreme heat Wednesday, August 20 through Friday, August 22 at the following locations:

8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street
North Corps, 2424 Pratt Street
Lied Renaissance Center, 3612 Cuming Street

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Council Bluffs, 715 N 16 Street

Cold drinks will be provided to anyone seeking respite from the hot weather. Cooling centers open when temperatures reach 90 degrees or above for two consecutive days.



Grant to fund 11 social service programs

The Salvation Army is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a $519,000 grant from United Way of the Midlands. Thanks to the generosity of the United Way donors, more than 10 Salvation Army social service programs will receive funding.

These Salvation Army programs help members of the Omaha community in need. Areas of focus include homelessness, mental and behavioral health, food and material assistance, poverty alleviation, youth development, and housing.

With the help of this grant, The Salvation Army is able to offer services to people of all ages. Funded programs include the Community Counseling Center, Winter Night Watch and the Kroc Life Skills Program.

“United Way’s support for these programs is greatly appreciated by The Salvation Army, and many lives will change in a positive way, thanks to all who made a contribution,” said Major Paul Fleeman, divisional commander of The Salvation Army.

About United Way of the Midlands:

United Way of the Midlands helps the most vulnerable in our community, and works on human service solutions that will benefit our metro area for generations to come. We connect people and organizations with a secure way to donate their financial support and their time, and connect them to a strong network of health and human service programs that help our neighbors build a better life for themselves. Thanks to all who come together at United Way’s table, we are COMMUNITY STRONG.



Photos from Western Division.  


About The Salvation Army:

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination since 1865. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. About 82 cents of every dollar raised is used to support those services in nearly 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to