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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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I Am Waters Delivers 70,000 Bottles Of Water And Hope To The Star Of Hope | Houston, Texas | ABC 13 News

HOUSTON (KTRK) — With the heat at dangerous levels, non-profit agencies are launching a big campaign to help the homeless.
At a warehouse on the northwest side, volunteers are preparing to hand out bottles of water. In all, more than 186,000 bottles of water will be passed out across the Houston area.
This is the second year that the I Am Waters Foundation is taking on this effort. This year, they have effectively doubled the number of water bottles they’re distributing across Texas. Their hope is to expand their effort to California next year.
Volunteers hope the water lasts through September, but given the scorching heat even before the official start of summer coupled with a rise in the homeless population, they say they’re willing to make more water if need be
“How long will it last? It depends on how long the heat lasts, how hot it is and if the homeless population as it stands now keeps growing. There’s 25 percent more people utilizing shelters this summer than there were last summer,” said Elena Davis of the I Am Waters Foundation.

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