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June 7, 2016 1:49 pm
Updated: June 7, 2016 1:50 pm

Mustard Seed asks Calgarians to donate water amid hot weather

FILE PHOTO -- Bottles are seen on a production line on July 19, 2010 in Vittel, at the mineral water bottling plant of Nestle Waters Supply company.

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The Mustard Seed is calling on Calgarians to donate bottled water to help the city’s less fortunate cope with ongoing heat.

“It’s hot in Calgary this week, which means men and women living on the streets are in danger of dehydration, exhaustion and other heat-related illnesses,” warned the Mustard Seed in a news release.

“For people who are experiencing homelessness, hydration is critical.”


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Water donations can be dropped off at The Mustard Seed in the 100 block of 11 Avenue S.E. from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., seven days a week.

READ MORE: Calgary weather – Heat warning issued by Environment Canada

“When we can give a bottle of water to someone who comes to our door or someone on the streets, it gives them one less worry on a hot day,” Andy Lewington with the Mustard Seed said. “It’s all part of treating people with compassion.”

The Calgary Drop-in Centre is also looking for bottled water donations, which can be dropped off at their location on Dermot Baldwin Way.

According to meteorologist Jordan Witzel, Calgary will reach a high of 29 C on Tuesday, followed by 27 C on Wednesday and 26 C on Thursday.

READ MORE: Calgary breaks 55-year-old record high temperature

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