Homeless Organizations Prepare To Beat The Summer Heat
As summer approaches, warmer temperatures bring along a whole set of survival concerns for the homeless: how to stay cool and hydrated in the heat.
Homeless organizations are now getting prepared for the summer and the necessary care that comes with it, including setting up respite centers and distributing water to those in need.
Being prepared for the heat is especially important in a desert climate like Phoenix, where high temperatures climb above 110 degrees for much of the summer.
According to Ken Waters from the National Weather Service:
“Heat is not just a problem during the day. The low temperatures can also be very oppressive, often staying in the 90s. … In the evening people can’t get relief.”