THE NEED FOR WARMTH
The Health Effects Of Extreme Cold Are Life Threatening
Cold weather makes the body work harder, putting stress on the heart to ensure the body stays warm.
A 2015 study found up to a 31% increase in heart attacks in the coldest months of the year compared with the warmest.
Children are unable to regulate their body temperatures as adults do; they can quickly develop hypothermia
without protection from the cold.
Exposure to cold predisposes people, especially children, to infections like pneumonia.
Approximately 200,000 people die each year from the cold.
Who Needs Warmth?
1 in 5 children in American is living in poverty.
American children are overrepresented among the nation’s poor:
41% of all children are living in low-income households.
Approximately 39 million Americans live in poverty. Nearly 19 million of those Americans live in deep poverty.
For poor families and individuals, the winter months are more expensive and a present a bigger strain on their budget.
More than 1.5 million veterans live in poverty. The poverty rate of veterans is nearing 7% and growing each year.
Over 30% of veterans between the ages of 18 and 24 are unemployed.
1 in 3 senior households are barely able to pay their monthly bills, with no money left over.
Over 25 million Americans aged 60+ are living at or below the federal poverty level. These older adults struggle with rising housing and health care bills, inadequate nutrition, lack of access to transportation, diminished savings, and job loss.
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