Local groups team up to help homeless beat the heat - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/9/09

Local groups team up to help homeless beat the heat

By Ann Wyatt Little - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The heat will continue to rise, but how can we stay safe in extreme conditions? This triple digit heat wave can be dangerous. With temperatures registering at 107 degrees and showing no sign of letting up through the weekend physicians say it takes a few days for our bodies to adjust to the weather. Doctors say the best way to beat this heat is to hydrate and avoid caffeine and alcohol. Wear lose light colored clothing and if you exercise outside do it in the morning when temperatures are coolest.

To help the homeless and those in need beat the heat, the South Plains Food Bank teamed up with Family Promise of Lubbock to keep a cooler full of bottled water outside their office at 15th and Ave M to help folks in need cool down. "We know people are out walking and if they are driving by, grab a bottle. Drink one and give one. Give a bottle especially to our homeless friends who don't have a place to go," says Alan Read with Family Promise.

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