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Amid scorching temps, Boise homeless shelters ask for help

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Posted at 1:45 PM, Jul 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 15:45:55-04

BOISE, Idaho — With temperatures expected to climb into the triple digits this week, Idaho's homeless population is at particular risk.

Emergency homeless shelter in Boise, Interfaith Sanctuary, is asking for popsicle donations to keep body temperatures down.

"We're very worried about heat stroke and heat exhaustion, so we're asking for popsicle donations to be brought down to interfaith so that we can hand these out to anyone that needs them," said Jodi Peterson-Stigers, Interfaith Sanctuary's executive director.

Popsicles can be dropped off from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Interfaith Sanctuary on River Street.

Another one of the area's shelters, Boise Rescue Mission, is also asking for specific donations -- but not exactly heat-related. On their Facebook page they're calling out for donations of Tylenol, masks, and anti-bacterial wipes, among other things.