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Do Something - Winter Exposure: Risks & Awareness 

When temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can be a challenge and during the cold winter months people are susceptible to exposure to the elements. Serious health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold, such as hypothermia and frostbite. The outer layer of clothing should be tightly woven, preferably wind resistant, to reduce body-heat loss caused by wind. Wool, silk, or polypropylene inner layers of clothing will hold more body heat than cotton. Stay dry—wet clothing chills the body rapidly. Sadly there have been exposure deaths in the northern Arizona community. Please remember if you see someone at risk of winter exposure – do something! Contact a service for weather exposure situations. There are many community resources and programs, below are a few highlights:

Shelters

Programs/Resources

Resources & Contacts

Shelter and program volunteers are needed and training is available... if you are interested in being involved and want more information contact the shelter or program directly.

Please email Communications Manager, Jessica Drum to contact the Winter Survival Partners.

Remember if you see someone at risk of winter exposure – do something!