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Beat the Heat Visit Murfreesboro Salvation Army’s ‘Cooling Station’

As the summer heat wave continues and reaches and possibly surpasses triple digits, The Salvation Army of Murfreesboro has a “cool” offer for local residents.

On Thursday and Friday, June 28-29, and also Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3, The Salvation Army is turning its building into a “Cooling Station” for area residents.

From 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. all four days, the public is welcome to come to The Salvation Army’s air-conditioned building, which is located at 1137 West Main Street, to rest and receive free cold water, said Lt. Andy Seiler, a new Corps officer in Murfreesboro along with his wife, Monica.

“This is being done out of our concern for those in our community that are affected by the heat the most: senior citizens, children and those with health-related problems,” Seiler said.

Seiler said there are no requirements, no registration is necessary and no records with visitors' names will be kept. Also, people can stay as long as they like within the stated hours.

“The Salvation Army provides this service at many of its locations across the country, and we are happy to provide the service to the Murfreesboro community,” Seiler said.

Seiler will share about the “Cooling Station” and more when he appears on WGNS radio’s “Rutherford Issues with Bryan Barrett” Friday from 3:40 until 4 p.m. Tune in to 1450 AM, 100.5 FM and 101.9 FM to listen, or listen online at wgnsradio.com.

The Salvation Army in Murfreesboro is located one block from Old Fort Parkway and fronts New Salem Highway.