Here on the first coast the summer months are scorchers! Most of us avoid the heat by holing up in our air conditioning with plenty of water; yet there are many in our community who don’t have the same luxuries. The homeless face the dangers of dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke – simply because they are unable to escape the extreme temperatures. The elderly are even more susceptible to these difficult conditions.
Every fourth Sunday of the month AIGA Jacksonville’s Social Impact Team volunteers at The Salvation Army in downtown Jacksonville, serving meals to nearly 100 homeless men and women. While many of us don’t give bottled water a second thought, these deserving individuals fully understand its value as they brave the heat with very limited resources. We’d like to thank all of our volunteers and The Salvation Army for their wonderful contributions to our community.
If you have a heart for social impact in Jacksonville and would like to be a part of AIGA Jacksonville’s Social Impact Team, please email Ashley Hazen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in other volunteer opportunities, please email Jenn McClelland at email@example.com.