Summertime in the City: Tips to Help Our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness

Boston Hasn't had a June Heat Wave Like This in Nearly a Century
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Sioux Falls is Seeing its Hottest Start to June in Recorded History

The headlines are telling it like it is. Extreme heat kills more Americans than any other weather event, but not everyone’s risk is the same. Aside from feeling miserable, homeless folks are vulnerable to dangerous health concerns when temperatures outside rise. The U.S. and Canada have been dealing with extreme heat warnings in recent days and it doesn't seem to be letting up soon. The heatwave currently affecting much of the United States and Canada has broken many records, including some that date back more than 100 years.

To gain a greater perspective on what our homeless neighbors may experience while exposed to the elements in your area, check out this interactive weather map.

National Temperature Map

 

What You Can Do

Citygate Network suggests the following ways you can offer practical help to people trying to survive without shelter during the bitter months of winter.