CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Temperatures are creeping into the 90s this week and the Salvation Army is opening a cooling center to protect the community.

Any day the temperature reaches above 93 degrees, they'll open the center from noon to 4 p.m. There will be water and fresh fruit available for anyone who needs to take a break.

The Salvation Army is also looking for volunteers to help staff the center -- you can call the shelter to set it up.

Jim Battaglia said this is another way they help the most vulnerable in the community.

"If you're comfortable in the Virginia heat or if you're uncomfortable in the Virginia heat, you still need to be hydrated, get out of that oppressive sun and you need to get your body acclimated and your core temperature down," he said.

Charlottesville will also have cooling centers at Key Recreation Center, Tonsler Recreation Center and the library.