Serving Yuma Since 1959!

Glorifying God by helping those at their crossroads of life!

Heat Safety is important in Yuma!

Crossroads Mission serves as a Cooling Shelter for those in need.  The extreme high temperatures in our city make it dangerous to be outdoors without taking precautions.

The following is information from the Arizona Department of Health Services about heat safety.

 

Arizona’s Heat is Deadly

• 30-50 Arizonans die each year due to

summer heat

• A large proportion of deaths are among

older adults (65 years and over)

• Everyone is at risk!

Who is More at Risk?

• People age 65 and over

• People with heart disease or high blood pressure

• People taking certain medicines for depression,

insomnia, or blood pressure

• People who are overweight/obese

• People who overwork themselves during outdoor

work or exercise

• People who drink alcohol and caffeine

• People who use illicit drugs (such as cocaine,

amphetamines, and methamphetamines)

• Pregnant women

• Infants and small children

• Athletes

Protect Yourself and Others from

Extreme Heat

• Never leave an infant, child or pet unattended in

parked vehicles

• Avoid strenuous activity on hot days

• Limit activities to the coolest part

of the day (4:00 am - 7:00 am)

• Rest often in shade

• If active between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm, drink at least 32 ounces of water every hour

•  Stay in air conditioned areas when possible

•  If air conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor away from sunshine and go to a publicly air

conditioned area in the hottest part of the day

• Have a buddy system where relatives, neighbors or friends check on each other

• Wear lightweight, light-colored, and loose-

fitting clothes

• Drink water often to help your body stay cool

• Drink water even if you don’t feel thirsty

• Eat small meals often, instead of large meals

• Avoid foods that are high in protein or salt

• Avoid drinks with alcohol or caffeine which worsen the effect heat has on your body

• Avoid using illicit drugs (such as cocaine,

amphetamines, and methamphetamines)

 

If your heart begins to pound or if you become lightheaded, confused, weak, or faint, STOP ALL ACTIVITY AND GET ASSISTANCE IMMEDIATELY!

 

 

If you are homeless or your home lacks an adequate cooling system please come and cool off at our Emergency Shelters.

 

944 S Arizona Avenue

 

 

English brochure

Spanish brochure

 

Heat Cramps

Muscle spasms or cramps are an early warning sign of heat illness. Immediately get to a cooler place and rest. Lightly stretch the affected muscle. Drink 1/2 a glass of water every 15 minutes.

Heat Exhaustion

Heavy sweating, headache, upset stomach or vomiting, and dizziness are all signs of heat exhaustion. Cool, moist, pale, or flushed/red skin are also signs of heat exhaustion. If left untreated, heat exhaustion can become heat stroke. Immediately get to a cooler place and rest. If symptoms worsen, get help immediately. Drink 1/2 a glass of water every 15 minutes.

Heat Stroke

Feeling hot, flushed/red skin, dizziness, confusion, rapid weak pulse, and rapid shallow breathing are signs of heat stroke. If a person is sweating from activity, skin may be wet; otherwise, it will be dry. Call 9-1-1. Immerse in a cold bath or wrap with wet sheets and turn on air conditioning and a fan. Watch for breathing problems. If you are helping someone and they refuse to drink water or are throwing up, don’t give them anything to eat or drink.

Yuma Heat Relief Project Launched to Aid Homeless & Vulnerable

Yuma, Arizona is one of the hottest places on earth from May to September, reaching temperatures as high as 120°F. During the summer months, the elderly and vulnerable, including Yuma’s homeless population, are at great risk of heat-related illness or death. To help prevent this, volunteer partners for the Yuma Heat Relief Project (YHRP), comprised of community and faith-based organizations, act as Water Sites, Cooling Sites, and Donation Sites during the extreme heat of the summer months.

The YHRP Water Sites & Cooling Sites map is available to those who are at risk and in need of water or a place to cool down.

 

944 S. Arizona Avenue, Yuma  AZ 85364

(928) 783-9362

 

Member of the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

Crossroads Mission operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Crossroads Mission.

For more information on Crossroads Mission's civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact Mark Tawzer, Title VI Coordinator, 928- 259-5664, (TTY 928-329-5664); email mtawzer@crossroadsmission.org; or visit Mark’s office in the foundation building at 944 S Arizona Avenue, Yuma, AZ.

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) by filing a complaint directly with the corresponding offices of Civil Rights: ADOT: ATTN: Title VI Program Manager, 206 S. 17th Ave MD 155A RM:183,  Phoenix AZ, 85007. FTA: ATTN: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.

If information is needed in another language, contact 928-783-9362. Para información en español llame a Pamela Torres, 928-259-5608.

 

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