Most Needed Items This Summer
Extreme heat is a serious health risk, especially for Metro Vancouver’s homeless and under housed residents. Extreme heat can lead to all sorts of health issues, from sunburn to dehydration, heat exhaustion to heat stroke. On top of this, many people experiencing homelessness have pre-existing health concerns; so they’re especially vulnerable to swings in temperature. Over-exposure to heat and sun can be dangerous for anyone, but for those without a home a heatwave can be deadly.
To support our community, Union Gospel Mission distributes weather appropriate clothing and basic necessities to those in need. One way you can help is by donating extreme weather supplies to provide protection during the summer months.
The following items will make a significant difference in the health and safety of UGM’s guests this summer:
- Lip Balm
- Reusable water bottles
- Hats (baseball hats, summer hats)
- Men’s & Women’s Light, long sleeve shirts
- Men’s shorts and T-shirts
- Men’s & Women’s Sandals
- Underwear (new only)
*New and gently used items only please.
If you’re unable to provide items, you can still help by making a donation.
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