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The Salvation Army's annual Tree of Lights campaign is set to get underway in the Omaha area next week with the annual lighting of metal Christmas trees in front of American National Bank branches in central Omaha and in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT)-- (WOWT-TV provided the following report:) To combat this week's heatwave, The Salvation Army is opening four cooling centers around Omaha. Temperatures are expected to climb to the 100-degree mark.

According to The Salvation Army, the cooling centers will offer an air-conditioned space and bottled waters for those who need temporary shelter from the heat. Hours vary depending on location and they're listed below:

Burrows Center (Lobby) 
6101 NW Radial Hwy. 
402-898-6090
Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT)-- (WOWT-TV provided the following report:) To combat this week's heatwave, The Salvation Army is opening four cooling centers around Omaha. Temperatures are expected to climb to the 100-degree mark.

According to The Salvation Army, the cooling centers will offer an air-conditioned space and bottled waters for those who need temporary shelter from the heat. Hours vary depending on location and they're listed below:

Burrows Center (Lobby) 
6101 NW Radial Hwy. 
402-898-6090
Monday- Friday, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Susan Eustice, the familiar and longtime spokesperson for the Salvation Army, died this weekend after a brief illness.  Eustice was director of public relations and communications for the Salvation Army Western Division, covering Nebraska, western Iowa and South Dakota.

(Update on Red Cross Donation Contact Information)

(Omaha, NE)  --  The Salvation Army is helping people stay safe from the extreme winter cold.  Omaha-area Salvation Army Centers will serve as warming centers.  The Kroc Center at 2825 Y Street will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., the Citadel Corps at 3612 Cuming Street will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the North Corps at 2424 Pratt Street will be open from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and the Council Bluffs Corps on North 16th Street will open its doors from 9:00 a.m.

The Omaha Kroc center is a newly remodeled community center in the heart of South Omaha.  Their  programs focus on their mission: to help all people discover and develop their God-given talents. 

The free Community Appreciation Event is October 6th.  Kevin Boesiger and Jenny Andersen chat with Mike Hogan live in the KIOS studios about the mission, the event, and how folks can acquire free tickets.

More information is available at https://krocevents.org/

Salvation Army of Omaha officials say more than 170,000 people received food, utility, and other types of assistance through the organization last year.

A recent survey released by the Salvation Army found 56% of Salvation Army Youth Programs are operating at or beyond their capacity.

Susan Eustice, Director of Public Relations for Salvation Army Omaha, says the survey covered more than 80 cities, including Omaha.  Results show that more than 80 percent of youth programs saw an increase in demand from children and families in the past year, due to unemployment issues and funding cuts.  Eustice says Omaha North Corps has been especially busy.