HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — As temperature begin to rise this season, the Downtown Rescue Mission will be open as a cooling shelter.
Exposure to heat can be dangerous, especially for children and the elderly. They are more at risk for developing heat-related health problems like heat stroke or even death.
Downtown Rescue Mission Director of Corporate Engagement Marsha Arends said doors are open 24 hours a day for emergency shelter.
“We want to make sure people know that anyone, even if you just don’t have air conditioning at this moment and you need a cool place to stay, you can come to the Downtown Rescue Mission at 1400 Evangel Drive in Huntsville and come get a cool place to stay,” Arends said. “We have bottled water here.”
The facility also serves three free meals a day.
Downtown Rescue Mission Meal Times
- Breakfast 6 a.m. to 7 a.m.
- Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Dinner 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.