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Interfaith Sanctuary seeks heat-related donations

Posted: 5:33 PM, Jun 04, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-05 11:23:12-04

With temperatures on the rise outside, Interfaith Sanctuary guests are already feeling the heat. Open to the public at 6 p.m. every day, they would like to send them out the door with supplies to protect them throughout the day.

They're currently asking for sunscreen and reusable water bottle donations as dehydration is a huge concern in the summertime.

One of the co-directors of the shelter also encourages people to look out for signs they're in trouble.

"Sometimes someone will actually be experiencing effects from exposure. They may seem a little delirious, they may not seem very coherent, they can't make eye contact," says Jodi Peterson, one of the co-directors at Interfaith Sanctuary. "It's better to assume they're not drunk but maybe are having some exposure issues and dial 911 if they look like they need medical treatment."

Donations in the form of hats, chapstick and aloe vera will also go a long way toward helping folks out through the hot Summer months.

Items can be dropped off at the shelter's administration office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 599 S. Americana Blvd. in Boise. 

For more information, you can send an e-mail to cindy@interfaithsanctuary.org or dial 208-345-5815.