With some of the hottest days of the year coming up, it becomes hard to get around on foot without overheating. When the heat becomes overbearing, you can stop at one of Muscatine’s cooling centers. These locations are MCSA, Salvation Army, and Jesus Mission.
A cooling center is a local place in Muscatine that has opened its doors to allow the public to come in and cool down on hot days. This allows people to come and go to enjoy the air as needed. Whether you are walking home and get overheated, or simply because you do not have air conditioning in your home, they are always accepting people to come in and cool off.
MCSA has been hosting the cooling centers for 25 years now. MCSA continues to hold the cooling centers after all of these years because it benefits the people of Muscatine, and they can see that through the number of people coming and going.
“It is important to MCSA to be available to fill needs when they arise. In this case, we saw the need and were able to fulfill it,” says Bonnie Nichols. “We’re here to serve, and it’s the right thing to do.”
While you take advantage of time to cool down, MCSA has also provided games for you to play and TVs you can watch. Or you can take the time to socialize or relax.
The cooling center is open whenever a heat advisory is issued as well as anytime someone needs to cool down. The phones are answered 24 hours a day. Doors lock at 10 p.m. for the night and reopen at 5:30 a.m. If someone needs to come in during those hours, they can call (563) 264-3278.