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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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Homeless Teen Who Lived In A Tree Finds New Home | ABC News

The teen who once spent two weeks living in a tree has a new home. George, 18, who found shelter in the branches of a tree in San Francisco in 2009, moved in with his grandparents in Washington state earlier this summer and plans to attend Whatcom Community College in the fall, the teen told “20/20″ this week. George reconnected with his grandparents last year and spent Christmas with them. It was a time, he said, of “a lot of shopping, love, arms around me.”

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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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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 in Particular Feeling the Heat Around Louisville | Louisville, Kentucky | Courier-Journal.com

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY With sweltering temperatures expected for the long haul this summer, Louisville’s homeless are particularly feeling the heat.

“Most of these people carry everything they own on their back,” said Matt Yates, director of the Salvation Army’s Center of Hope. “They’re carrying 50-plus pounds in this heat. It’s like being in the military.”

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Homeless Struggle With Extreme Heat | Nashville, Tennessee | News Channel 5

The near-record temperatures forecasted for this week are an inconvenience for most people. For Nashville’s homeless population, they can be dangerous.

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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. via Huffington Post

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