As the temperature skyrockets, imagine if you didn’t have a home or a workplace to escape the heat. This is the reality for many homeless residents of D.C. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, an estimated 13,205 homeless persons live in the D.C.-metro area, making it the fifth largest homeless population in the country among large metropolitan areas.
With the heat in the high 90’s, we refer you to this blog post by the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless, aptly titled “DC Heat Wave Poses Great Risk to Homeless Residents: What You Can Do To Help,” as well as a list of cooling centers provided by Miriam’s Kitchen. If you come across someone who could benefit from this information, please share it. You very well might save a life.