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Homeless Shelters Feeling The Heat Of A Hot Summer | I Am Waters Donates 37,000 Bottles Of Water | Fort Worth, Texas | Star Telegram

Homeless Shelters Feeling The Heat Of A Hot Summer | I Am Waters Donates 37,000 Bottles Of Water | Fort Worth, Texas | Star Telegram

FORT WORTH — People gathered on the scalding hot sidewalk around the Presbyterian Night Shelter have a keen interest in the thermostat.
“Can you please call time and temperature?” asked Claire Griffin, 41, spotting someone with a cellphone from under a blue umbrella that shielded her fair skin from the sun. “We get to go in if it hits 100.”
It’s actually the heat index that has to hit triple digits before the shelter opens its doors early. Inside, employees were hurriedly preparing for another rush of homeless people escaping what is already a sizzling summer, even by Texas standards.
The heat is already straining some shelter and relief agencies’ budgets and supplies. The night shelter’s electric bill is approaching $13,000 a month for all its campuses — an amount typically seen in August.

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Water For The Homeless Statesman

Water For The Homeless | I Am Waters Foundation | American-Statesman

AUSTIN, TEXAS – Some 80,000 bottles of water have arrived in Austin for the homeless courtesy of a donation from the organizationI Am Waters Foundation. Two Austin non-profits, Front Steps, which manages the Men’s emergency shelter at the ARCH and Mobile Loaves and Fishes, will distribute the water to those in need in the coming hot months.

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Homeless Get Some 'Cool' Relief : I Am Waters Foundation Donates 76,000 Bottles Of Water To Shelter

Homeless Get Some ‘Cool’ Relief : I Am Waters Foundation Donates 76,000 Bottles Of Water To Shelter

AUSTIN (KXAN) – The homeless got some extra help in beating the heat on Wednesday. An organization called the ‘I Am Waters Foundation’ donated about 76,000 bottles of water to the ARCH Center in Downtown Austin on Wednesday.

“The shelters love the water because they often don’t have money allocated to buy water. And the amounts of water they would need to keep everybody hydrated,” said Elena Davis, founder of the organization.

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Austin’s Homeless Receive Water Fox 7

Austin’s Homeless Receive Water | Interview With Elena Davis and Mitchell Gibbs

AUSTIN, TX – The I Am Waters Foundation supplies water to homeless people who don’t have access to life’s most basic necessities like water.
Front Steps and Mobile Loaves & Fishes will distribute upwards of 700 bottles of water per day through September.

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The Changing Face Of Homelessness

What is the changing face of homelessness?

Many may know that both single and two-parent families, not individuals, represent the changing face of homelessness in the United States today. One variation we don’t often expect is for that single parent to be a father. Please click here to view the story of Maso Mason Jr. and son.

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