The Salvation Army Mobile Unit Provides Bottled Water in the Extreme Heat

    TORONTO, July 8 /CNW/ - The Salvation Army Emergency and Disaster
Services mobile unit is in the process of providing bottles of water to those
affected by today's extreme heat alert issued by the City of Toronto.
    Our number one priority is to make sure individuals are kept hydrated
during these extreme temperatures and to remind them of the city's seven
cooling centres.

      -  Metro Hall - 55 John St. (King St. W. at John St.)
      -  East York Civic Centre - 850 Coxwell Ave. (Coxwell Ave., south of
         O'Connor Dr.)
      -  North York Civic Centre - 5100 Yonge St. (Yonge St., north of
         Sheppard Ave. W.)
      -  Driftwood Community Centre - 4401 Jane St. (Jane St., north of Finch
         Ave. W.)
      -  Etobicoke Olympium - 590 Rathburn Rd. (Rathburn Rd. at Melbert Rd.)
      -  Heron Park Community Centre - 292 Manse Rd. (Manse Rd. south of
         Lawrence Ave. E.)
      -  Centennial Recreation Centre - 1967 Ellesmere Rd. (Ellesmere Rd.
         west of Dolly Varden Blvd.)

    As per the City of Toronto press release, the public is advised to "Beat
the Heat" by taking these precautions:

      -  Drink lots of water and natural fruit juices
      -  Go to air conditioned places, including shopping malls or one of
         many local libraries and community centres located in each
      -  Stay out of the blazing sun or heat
      -  Reduce strenuous physical outdoor activity, especially between
         11 a.m. and 4 p.m.
      -  Never leave the elderly, children or pets unattended in a car

    The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began
its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest
non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The
Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday
in 400 communities across Canada and 113 countries around the world.

For further information:

For further information: Neil W. Leduke, Communications Specialist, c)
(416) 578-7998

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