TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - With the first heat-related death of the summer, people are being urged to stay inside and cool.
Unfortunately, not everyone has that opportunity.
Northeast Mississippi has recently experienced some of the highest temperatures of the season and many people are trying to stay hydrated and cool.
One woman took it upon herself to help hydrate homeless citizens in the area.
Sara Ekiss is a member of the Mississippi United to End Homelessness, an organization working to help homeless people find housing.
Ekiss spent all day on Tuesday passing out water, sports drinks and ice packs to anyone she could find in need.
According to Ekiss, she has made a lot of friends within the homeless community, and she said she is trying to keep her friends safe.
Ekiss wants to encourage people to help those who can't help themselves and consider donating water this season.
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