Salvation Army to offer hot drinks, soup

LEWISTOWN — Oh the weather outside is frightful, with no signs of getting warmer.

To help residents of Lewistown who may find themselves out in the bitter weather, the Salvation Army will be having a “warming station” in at their Dorcas Street location.

Captain Darlene Means, of the Salvation Army, said it is open to anyone who is out in the cold during the day.

“The idea is to just get people out of the cold and to warm-up,” she said.

Between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. the organization will offer coffee and hot chocolate to anyone coming in from the cold. During the lunch hour, Means said hot soup will also be available.

As of right now the “warming station” will only be open through Friday, however, Means said it could be longer.

“If the cold weather continues, we may open it up again next week,” she explained.

Those coming into the building for the “warming station” are asked to use the Dorcas Street entrance and tell the person they are their for the “warming station” and follow the signs. Means said it also allows those working in the building know that the person is there.

She said anyone who needs more information can call The Salvation Army at (717) 248-8338 for more information or to find out if the “warming station” will be extended.