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Beat the Heat Splash

Beat the Heat Splash, July 15 – August 15, 2019

Homelessness doesn’t take a summer vacation. Needs are high when things heat up!

As the dog days of summer arrive, Iowa’s heat index and humidity rise and so too do the expenses! The Beat the Heat Splash campaign presented by Hills Bank, our Sizzling Hot premier sponsor, is dedicated to providing summer programming to pay for the rising cost of air-conditioning and water utilities, pool passes, and other summer activities. Donate to our Beat the Heat Splash campaign and someone will get splashed with a full bucket of ice-cold water. Check out who’s in the hot seat and ready to cool down; be sure to watch it all happen on Facebook Live when we reach our goal!


For those experiencing homelessness, summer can be a time of true misery. The bitter cold of winter is often when society steps in to assist those experiencing homelessness because the season presents its own brutal threats. However, the sizzling heat and stifling humidity of summer create immense suffering as well. Persons living on the streets or in shelters during the summer are at increased risk of heat strokes, exhaustion, dehydration, and serious illness if appropriate resources are underfunded or not available.

*SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT* Senator Zach Wahls has accepted the ice bucket challenge!! He’s ready and “willing” to get soaked to help us raise money in support of our Beat the Heat Splash campaign. BUT we need your support to get him in the hot seat. Help us raise $13,000 before August 15th and Senator Wahls will make good on his promise.


  • Hills Bank has donated $2,500 to kickstart our campaign. When we match those funds and reach the $5,000 benchmark, Hills Bank leadership staff will take on the ice-cold splash.
  • SouthGate Companies has challenged the community with a $500 gift and when matched SouthGate’s CEO will be the next to sit in the hot seat and cool down.
  • Check out our Facebook Live video from last year’s challenge when Sue and Bob Dvorsky and Congressman Dave Loebsack made good on their promise to participate in the ice bucket challenge!!