The Salvation Army of North Texas is opening cooling stations as temperatures rise in the area. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
As summer temperatures in North Texas are expected to exceed 100 degrees Fahrenheit this week, The Salvation Army of North Texas is offering a hand to those who are unable to escape the heat.
On June 10 The Salvation Army opened nine cooling stations, including one at the McKinney Corps, located at 600 Wilson Creek Parkway. This station will be open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m and will offer hydration, food and shade to those at risk of experiencing heat stroke and other heat-related conditions, according to a news release. The cooling station will be open any time the heat index reaches 100 degrees or more. Information about other cooling station locations can be found here. 972-542-6694. www.salvationarmyntx.org/north-texas/mckinney
Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.