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Cooling stations open in Boise for the homeless, volunteers needed

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Posted at 9:42 AM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 17:42:35-04

BOISE, Idaho — Cooling stations are opening up in Boise for people who need shelter from the heat and Interfaith Sanctuary is looking for volunteers to help.

Cathedral of the Rockies will be open from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and the Hayes Auditorium at the Boise downtown library will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through July 2. Volunteers will open and close down the shelter, handle check-in and other duties.

“There's a lot of new homelessness and there’s a lot of fear about kind of approaching these resources when you’re first getting out on the street. We’re kind of calling on our community to be the eyes and offer aid. And then you can print out the flyer for the cooling shelter off of our Facebook page to distribute to anyone you think needs a cool place to go," Jodi Peterson-Stigers, the executive director of Interfaith Sanctuary said.

Cooling Shelter information

Temperatures will be at or above 100 degrees for several consecutive days this week. In the coming days, make sure to drink plenty of water and limit physical activity and exposure to the sun if you can.

If you would like to volunteer at one of the cooling stations, email morgans@interfaithsanctuary.org.