Baton Rouge, LA (November 23, 2015) – The Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge opens its door to those in need of a safe, warm place to stay during cold temperatures this winter. The Cold Weather Shelter, located at 7361 Airline Highway, Baton Rouge, LA 70805 will remain open to the community with extended hours until temperatures reach above 35 degrees.

Captain Brett Meredith, Commander of The Salvation Army states, “We don’t want anyone to be out in this kind of cold without anywhere to go. There is always room at The Salvation Army.”

The Salvation Army will also be providing warm blankets and hot meals during regularly scheduled shelter hours.

For more information about shelter check- in and schedules, please contact The Salvation Army at (225) 355-4483 or visit in person at our Baton Rouge Command, located at 7361 Airline Highway. Baton Rouge, LA 70805.

To support The Salvation Army, you can call 1-800-SALARMY or give online at www.salvationarmybr.org

About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org.