Sally Ann with water in hand

The Salvation Army set up on the corner of Gladys and Essendene Avenues Tuesday afternoon giving out bottles of water.

Locals visit Salvation Army's 'water truck' for a cold drink amid the high heat in Abbotsford. Look for the mobile unit at various locations throughout the week as the extreme temperatures continue.

Locals visit Salvation Army's 'water truck' for a cold drink amid the high heat in Abbotsford. Look for the mobile unit at various locations throughout the week as the extreme temperatures continue.

The Salvation Army set up on the corner of Gladys and Essendene Avenues Tuesday afternoon giving out bottles of water to anyone in need of a cold drink.

Salvation Army’s public relations director Deb Lowell said the water donated by London Drugs and more recently, Save on Foods, has helped but they are still in urgent need of more, as well sunscreen and hats, with hot dry weather supposed to continue for the rest of the week.

Julia Hiebert, a summer practicum student operating the “water truck,” said the goal is to help locals stay hydrated amid the heat as temperatures in Abbotsford neared 30 C Tuesday.

The Salvation Army will be setting up in different places around the city.

For specific spots —  to be determined — watch the Centre of Hope’s social media channels on Facebook and Twitter. The truck will be out and about Thursday and Friday as well.