While everybody is suffering through one of the most brutal heatwaves in the Yakima Valley in recent memory, some have it even rougher.
Yakima's homeless don't have much at their disposal to stay cooled and the temperatures could be, not only uncomfortable but, downright deadly.

The good people at Camp Hope, Yakima's homeless encampment that was established in 2017, are asking for your donations to help keep those that are already suffering enough a bit more comfortable during this wickedly hot summer.

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Items being requested:
*Frozen Otter Pops
* Bottled water in ice
* Towels in ice water
*Coolers to hold ice/ice water
* Kiddie pools to keep feet cool
* Hand-held misting fans
* Bags of ice
* Anything you can think of that cools you down in the summer

If you have any of these items that you would like to donate, drop it off at 2300 E. Birch St in Yakima. Camp Hope is located behind the U-Haul store (formerly K-Mart)( just off of Highway 82 at the Nob Hill Blvd. exit across from the arboretum and Humane Society.

If you have any questions, you can call 509-424-1228.

Imagine having no air conditioning and living in a sweltering tent. Doesn't sound very pleasant, does it? Even if you can take some empty milk jugs, fill them with water and stick them in your freezer for a few hours it would definitely help!

Camp Hope runs with very little funding and relies heavily on good-hearted volunteers. Won't you please consider helping out our fellow Yakimans?

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