“Some like it hot” unless you are homeless and beating the streets without access to clean water. Park water fountains are technically a thing of the past and generosity sometimes runs low when temperatures run high. May 2017 had already been hitting temperatures in the upper 80s by 11 am. We knew that summer this year was going to be a doozy! Highs in July were expected to peak at 93 degrees and factor in the humidity you could see heat indices in the triple digits. Temporary relief can be sought out in New Haven County cooling stations, however, depending on where you are these are not always accessible.
Watson decided to take action and provide some relief for our homeless and homeless Veterans by purchasing 80 cases of Natural Spring Water and delivering it to our good friends at Columbus House. Columbus House’s mission is to serve people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless by providing shelter and housing and by fostering their personal growth and independence. A few of Columbus House’s programs are;
- outreach and engagement
- shelter services
- housing services
- veterans services
- income and employment
- housing security
Columbus house relies on government grants as well as contributions from the private sector, including individuals, foundations, and businesses like Watson. Columbus house is always looking for people to give necessities like the Acadia water donation. Please go to http://www.columbushouse.org to see how you can help!