For weeks, the Mission lobby has welcomed hundreds of guests as the heatwave shows little sign of ending. As a treat, the Mission often provides flavored popsicles to guests.
To help, John 3:16 Mission has been serving as city Cooling Station. All homeless folks are welcome to come to the Mission to escape the heat, get hydrated and use restrooms. The Mission's air conditioned reception/lobby at 503 N. Cheyenne Ave. is open throughout the day.
During physical activity, your body loses fluids through sweat. If you don’t replace those fluids by drinking water or other liquids, you can become dehydrated. Dehydration can also put you at risk for heat exhaustion.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion can include: dizziness, headache, nausea, muscle cramps and others. Treatment includes removal from the heat, rest and fluids. Untreated, heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, which can be a life-threatening condition.