Salvation Army Opens Warming Centers

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- The Salvation Army’s community warming centers are open to people needing a break from the severe cold weather forecast for this weekend.

Metro-area Salvation Army locations will serve as warming centers on the dates and times listed below (please note: only the Kroc Center will be open as a warming station on Martin Luther King Jr. Day):
Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.

  • Friday, January 18: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, January 19: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 20: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday, January 21: 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Burrows Center, 6101 NW Radial Highway

  • Friday, January 18: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

North Corps, 2424 Pratt St.

  • Friday, January 18: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Council Bluffs Corps, 715 N. 16th St.

  • Friday, January 18: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Salvation Army opens community warming centers for the most vulnerable in our community. Cold weather can be dangerous for the elderly, the very young and those with specific medical conditions. The Salvation Army reminds people to plan ahead when extremely cold weather is in the forecast, especially if they don’t have access to a warm, safe place for respite.

Note During these coldest weeks of the year the Salvation Army is still seeking supplies to assist the Winter Night Watch program—including men’s coats (especially XL, 2XL, and 3XL), tube socks, hats, gloves, and blankets.

Donations can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services building (10629 Burt Circle) Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, call 402-898-7700 or visit salarmyomaha.org.