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