When we think of homeless people and weather, we generally worry about it being too cold, not too hot. But summer weather and extreme heat can have a negative impact on those experiencing homelessness as well. Those who are homeless can lack places to get fresh water and areas to stay cool.
At Covenant House Vancouver, we prepare for the heat and make sure our youth that are living outside have proper supplies. We provide water bottles and water, sunscreen, cool clothing and remind them to take it easy and seek shade when it is hot.
If you want to help youth experiencing homelessness this summer here are a few things we need:
- Reusable water bottles
- Bathing suits and flip-flops
- Summer clothing like shorts and T-shirts
- Monetary donations (summer is our busiest time!)
In addition, when you are out and about this summer, keep an eye on all people and check in with them if they are looking ill. When we work together as a community we can all have a fun and safe summer!
If you have questions, please contact Cory at email@example.com or 604-757-6064.