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War on Hunger – Local nonprofit asks for the most precious of donations

As the mercury rises the demand for water also rises

YUMA, Ariz. (KYMA, KECY) - For most of us living in the Desert Southwest, news that our region is hitting triple digits is nothing out of the norm. But, the time we spend outside can be limited.

Even workers exposed to the high temps can seek refuge and have the means to stay hydrated. But, that's not the case for our homeless population.

It's an unfortunate reality, not everyone has a roof over their head and for them, each day could be their last. So, agencies make it their mission to help those in desperate need of that most precious resource, water.

Aside from the rising mercury, the summer brings a decrease in donations. Mostly due to the absence of our winter population who are known for their generosity.

The Crossroads Mission sees over a hundred people each day looking for refuge from the desert sun. But, with donations running low, the mission has to turn to the public for help.

If you wish to help all you have to do is take a water donation, either to the mission located on Arizona Avenue and 10th Street or to the Crossroads Thrift Store located on 8th Street and 5th Avenue.

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