D.C. summers are infamously uncomfortable because of our heat and humidity. Many residents have the option of hunkering down at home or heading for the pool, but heat stroke and hyperthermia are a serious concern, especially for those without safe shelter.
When the temperature reaches 95 degrees, D.C. will activate the Hyperthermia Alert and open additional cooling centers around the city.
Here are three things you can do right now:
- Know the signs and symptoms of heat stroke.
- Let your neighbors know about N Street Village. Because of supporters like you, the Village’s Day Center is open 365 days a year, offering meals, a safe, cool indoor place, and a place to heal and recover.
- Make the call and be mindful of individuals living on the street. If you see someone in need, call the Shelter Hotline at 202.399.7093. Always call 9-1-1 if you suspect there may be an emergency.
Lastly, help spread the word! Sharing the Shelter Hotline number with a friend is an easy way to make a difference right.