City of Memphis identifies cooling centers for homeless citizens
By Mary Cashiola
The City of Memphis has identified the following organizations to provide temporary overnight shelter to our homeless citizens during the current extreme heat conditions.
• Single ladies should contact The Salvation Army at (901) 543-8586.
• Single men should contact Memphis Union Mission at (901) 526-8434.
• Families should contact The Emergency Housing Assistance Hotline at (901) 260-4663.
The Memphis Union Mission will also operate daytime cooling centers at 600 Poplar Avenue for both men and women (open until 4pm each day) and at 383 Poplar for men only (open until 7:30pm).
All of the above will remain in effect until the area heat advisory has been lifted.