Kansas City, Missouri 2021-06-16 22:08:15 –
Kansas City, Missouri — Shelter KC plans to help homeless people overcome the scorching heat.
Having helped people for over 70 years, shelters work with the Church of the Resurrection Downtown to produce 500 hot weather kits.
According to a news release from the shelter, the bags include bottled water, reusable water bottles, sunscreen, chap sticks and granola bars.
Dr. Abigail Halleron, who works at Truman, said it was important not just to drink water when thirsty.
“Drink before going out in the heat. Try to stay inside during the hottest hours of the day. Usually peaks in 2-4 days. Wear sunscreen and a ball cap. Wear it and make sure you: You are caring for older children and toddlers, people at high risk for these illnesses, “Halleron said.
Supplies are available at Shelter KC, 1520 Cherry Street, and shelter staff will also work on the street.
“We are all suffering a bit from the normal summer heat and humidity of Kansas City,” Shelter KC Secretary-General Eric Berger said in a news release. “But when temperatures rise above the late 90’s, the heat can be dangerous to the people who live in the streets. We’re trying to help them with Beat the Heatbag. But this out. Reach also gives us concrete ways to encourage them, to make a difference in their lives that can drive them out of the street forever. “
Donations are required to ensure that those who need the Beat the Heat bag have access to it.
Those donations can be dropped off at the shelter.
Financial contributions can be made at www.shelterkc.org..
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