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Water time! I Am Waters kicks off Austin deliveries with shelter partners Front Steps and Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

Water time! I Am Waters kicks off Austin deliveries with shelter partners Front Steps and Mobile Loaves and Fishes.

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Hot Temperatures Threaten Homeless | Tulsa, Oklahoma | Tulsa World

TULSA, OKLAHOMA — With temperatures steadily topping 100 degrees, soup kitchens and shelters are taking extra steps to care for the homeless and hungry. Friday was Tulsa’s 11th straight day of triple-digit temperatures with a high of 112. Iron Gate recently purchased fans and umbrellas and installed misters in its garden for guests waiting to get inside to eat.

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When The Heat Hits, Think Of The Homeless | Washington | Washington Post

WASHINGTON — It’s noon, and it’s over 100 degrees in Washington. The media and others have endlessly repeated their solid, survive-the-heat advice: Stay inside, preferably near air conditioning, and drink lots of water. Good advice, unless you can’t get or stay inside or consistently access fresh water — in other words, if you’re homeless.

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Mount Vernon Charities Reach Out To Homeless In Extreme Heat | Mount Vernon, Washington | Patch

MOUNT VERMONT, WASHINGTON — This summer, temperatures in Fairfax County have been hovering in the mid nineties, but when you factor in humidity and heat index weather experts say it can easily feel like triple digits. And the National Weather Service says today could be even hotter, with highs near 100 and heat index values as high as 106 degrees. In response to rising temperatures, shelters and non-profits are taking extra precautions to help the estimated 1,544 homeless individuals in the county for whom the heat could be potentially dangerous.

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Heat Threatens the Vulnerable, Including Homeless | Wisconsin | WUWM MilWaukee Public Radio

WISCONSIN — Much of Wisconsin is in for another day of oppressive heat Wednesday.

The heat index – the way the temperature feels — is expected to push well above 100 degrees.

Among the most vulnerable are people who don’t have a cool place to stay. WUWM’s

Ann-Elise Henzl visited a shelter working to keep homeless people safe.

Fifty-five year old Larry Cook is unemployed and homeless. He spent Tuesday at the Repairers of the Breach daytime shelter, on the western edge of downtown Milwaukee.

Cook says it’s a new experience to seek refuge because of the heat, not the cold.

“I was in here when we had that snowstorm, because when the temperatures go down they stay open, they stay open all night,” Cook says.

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Stayin’ Cool: How The Las Vegas Valley Homeless Keep Out Of The Heat | Las Vegas, Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — Broken shopping carts packed full of odds and ends litter highway underpasses valleywide.

Their homeless owners are desperately seeking shade from the sun’s harsh rays. Some lay blankets and tarps across two or more carts, creating a makeshift shelter in an attempt to stay cool while triple-digit temperatures broil the area.

“There is no other option than to get out of the heat,” said Charlie Desiderio, director of development and marketing for the Salvation Army Clark County Administration. “You have to get into someplace air-conditioned. You have to drink water and do anything you can do to keep your body temperature down.”

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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

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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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 | 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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I Am Waters Delivers 76,000 Bottles of Water for Austin’s Homeless | Austin, Texas | KUT News NPR Digital Network

AUSTIN, TEXAS – With a heat wave blasting Austin with triple-digit temperatures earlier than usual, two local non-profits have learned they will be receiving a total of 76,000 bottles of water to hand out to the city’s homeless population.

The Houston-based I Am Waters Foundation is donating the bottles, each of which includes a motivational phrase on its label. Mobile Loaves and Fishes, which distributes meals to the homeless, will receive 26,000 bottles. The remaining 50,000 will go to Front Steps, an organization that manages the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH), a daytime center and overnight men’s shelter.

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