Homeless community in Phoenix feeling record heat at night

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Homeless community in Phoenix feeling record heat at night
Homeless community in Phoenix feeling record heat at night

Article Phoenix City Skyline at Noon (File) PHOENIX – When the heat in Phoenix reaches more than 110 degrees, which is common in summer, it means a code red warning is in effect across the city. The fact that it stays so warm this late means the homeless sleeping outside get no relief from the heat. “So we can drive to their camps when we get emails or even send PD calls, SMS from hotspots, people who need help,” said Eric Woods, a case manager with the Phoenix Rescue Mission. They drive through the valley, distribute water and provide information about programs. “Meet them where they are and remove any barriers that keep them in the streets,” said Woods. He says he knows firsthand what it is like to experience those hot summers on the street, because almost two years ago he was homeless himself. “So I feel like the streets burned me out,” he said, adding, “I would try to beat the heat at Andre House… it’s brutal. I’ve seen people die who were too dehydrated. ”Night time no longer brings relief to the homeless. According to a national climate report, there were more record temperatures overnight than during the day. First time volunteer Andrea Hollomon says watching and helping the lives of the homeless has been life changing. “It adds a human element to things we see from a distance,” she said. Woods agrees that giving back is the greatest gift of all. “Let them know I used to be in the same place and neighborhood as them and that worked for me and showed them that this works and you can get off the street,” said Woods. To donate to the Phoenix Rescue Mission, click here. Evening weather forecast – 07/10/21 The valley is feeling a lot cooler after a monsoon swept through the valley on Saturday evening. Related Stories: Tune on FOX 10 Phoenix for the latest news:

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