Heat wave this week!
Originally Posted 7.25.22
With the forecast showing high temperatures all week, members of the Homeless Leadership Coalition are organizing to support the unhoused and others in need. Coalition members including Jefferson County Faith-Based Network, Redemption House Ministries, La Pine Warming Center (Operated by the Door in La Pine) and Shepherd’s House Ministries will operate cooling centers during the heat of the day when individuals experiencing homelessness are most at risk of heat illness. These locations will provide shade, water, and connection to services.
Service providers and mutual aid groups are also organizing to support individuals experiencing homelessness by increasing the distribution of life saving supplies.
Deschutes County Homeless Outreach Services Team, Central Oregon’s Veteran’s Outreach, Jericho Road, Cascades Youth and Family Services Street Outreach, REACH, Bend Church, Central Oregon Villages Outreach and Mosaic Medical will maintain their usual outreach schedules with a focus on providing access to water in response to the extreme heat. Redmond Collective Action and High Desert Peace Kitchen have been organizing to increase their mutual aid efforts to get ample supplies out where they are needed most. We thank these partners for their commitment to our neighbors experiencing homelessness.
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- Click here to view the National Weather Service page for information on Heat Risk
- Click here to view the forecast
- 725 cooling centers updated 7.29.2022 (updated 10:15am, July 25th, Updated 3:30PM 7.29 )
- Click here for a list of warning signs and symptoms of heat illness
**Warm Springs is opening a Cooling Center Monday-Friday 11am-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 12-8pm at their Family Resource Center Conference room. No pets. Facemasks required. **
**Sisters – Sisters Public Library, 110 N Cedar St. is open from 10am-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday.
Sisters Parks and Recreation building, 1750 W McKinney Butte Rd. is open from 10am-4pm Monday- Thursday.
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Community Support is appreciated in the form of donations.
Supplies like water, ice, electrolyte beverages, hats, sunscreen, refillable water bottles and more will be accepted at all of the cooling center locations during open hours.
Deschutes County Homeless Services and mutual aid partners have arranged various hubs for donations across the region. These specific locations will accept and re-distribute supplies to those conducting outreach from the following locations:
|Redmond||Mountain View Fellowship collected supplies during their Sunday service, and will be accepting|
donations from 9:00 – 1:00 pm Monday – Thursday, going forward.
|Redmond Shepherd House building (old Grace Gate church) will also receive donations, 1350 S Hwy 97|
|Bend||Masonic Hall 1036 NE 8th Street Bend, OR 97701 open Mon-Fri 9am-1pm|
Please contact the Peer Center not the Masonic Lodge for additional info
|Sisters||Sisters Habitat for Humanity 382 E Hood Ave, Monday -Friday 9am-5pm|
|Madras||Garden Depot 1665 NW Warm Springs HWY, Madras OR 97741, this business may close early (1pm) due to heat.|