Everyone from elected officials to everyday citizens are stepping up to help. By coordinating our efforts, we can better help those that need water.
This image shows where there are hydration stations in Wichita. Click it to download.
“Wichita needs our non-profit partners to work together to help solve these major issues,” said Matt Lowe, United Way of the Plains Community Impact Manager for Basic Needs. “Clean drinking water is a basic need and when it gets hot outside and you are without shelter, you need to at least double your consumption to stay hydrated.”
The majority of stations are near where those experiencing homelessness access services, but there are locations across Wichita. This is a critical issue that cannot be addressed without whole-community collaboration.
“When you look at the map of hydration stations, where people in need can get clean drinking water, you see how many organizations there are in Wichita that are addressing homelessness. The more we work together, the more solutions we can find,” said Lowe.