CARLISLE, PA (January 29, 2019) — The Salvation Army of Carlisle wants the public to know it is open as a warming center for anyone who needs to get out of the frigid weather. When temperatures are 32 degrees or colder, The Salvation Army opens its doors from 8am until 9pm, offering hot coffee and snacks for free to members of the community. (Weekend hours are subject to change.) The warming center is located at My Brother’s Table at The Salvation Army of Carlisle, 20 E. Pomfret Street, Carlisle.
Forecasters are calling for a temperatures to plummet Tuesday night January 29 and it’s expected to last for several days at least. Lows in Carlisle Tuesday night are forecast at 15 degrees with a high of 24 on Wednesday and a low of 1 degree on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, according to weather.com. With that in mind, The Salvation Army of Carlisle wants the community to know that they have a place to turn.
“No one should have to endure this dangerous weather outside,” said Major Alma Riley, Corps Officer, The Salvation Army of Carlisle. “We will do what we can to help those in need in our community.”
The Salvation Army of Carlisle serves nearly 3,000 individuals and families each year through a multitude of programs and services. These include: My Brother’s Table feeding program, emergency food pantry, clothing and household goods assistance, Christmas assistance, The Senior Action Center, youth programs, worship services, permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless disabled individuals, as well as Genesis House, single-room occupancy housing for single men, and Pathway of Hope, an intensive case-management initiative to help motivated families achieve self-sufficiency.
About The Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army of Eastern Pennsylvania and Delaware is a faith-based, comprehensive human service organization whose programs help individuals, families and whole communities lead healthier, safer and more productive lives. Since 1879, The Army has held a record of accomplishment stemming from its holistic approach to providing for the needs of the whole individual – physically, emotionally, economically and spiritually. The Army’s programming serves every zip code through 51 community centers and a network of volunteers throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and Delaware. Programs and services include: shelter, hot meals, counseling, early childhood development, recreational opportunities, music programs, after-school arts and educational programs, job training, activities for older adults, spiritual development, and drug rehabilitation.
Mission Statement: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.