How to help the homeless this summer

May 04, 2018

During the summer, the outdoor temperatures will consistently rise, causing a great deal of discomfort at times. However, what does all of this mean for members of the homeless population? After all, they don't have access to some of the luxuries that we all have, such as air conditioning and cold water. As a result, this can cause them to become vulnerable to issues such as heat stroke, severe sunburns, and more.

Here are three different ways that you can provide assistance to the homeless population during the summer season.

Ask for Extra Help

Take the time to contact officials in your area of residence, who will be able to locate homeless people affected by the serious summer heat by transporting them to a local cooling center. These types of centers provide both cold water and a cool place for individuals to stay during the week whenever a heat alert is in effect.

Talk to Them

Don't be afraid to not only speak to a homeless person, but also provide them with bottles of water, as well as other necessities to help keep them safe and cool. These can include the following:

*Sunscreen

*Bug spray

*Moisturizing lotion

Be Familiar with Where Cooling Center Are

Knowing where the cooling centers in your area of residence are will help you guide a homeless person to a safe place to go in order to escape the summer heat. Utilize the internet and other similar services to become familiar with where these centers are located.

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