NASHVILLE, Tenn.- With temperatures over 100 degrees in the mid-state some people in the area could be in serious danger. Several local groups are working to keep people safe in this extreme heat.
This heat is considered oppressive to just about everyone. but for some it can easily become downright dangerous. Meals on Wheels and Fifty Forward provide food to the elderly and disabled.
On days where the temperature reaches new heights, volunteers spend a little extra time with clients- paying even more attention to their behavior, noting if additional help is needed.
"I stay in this room. I haven't been out of this room in well almost a week I guess," said Meals on Wheels client Jane Kraft.
For some taking refuge inside is a luxury.
"They're people like you and me. A lot of people think they're here and they're addicted to drugs. A lot of them are just here down on their luck," said Mike Smith, with the Nashville Rescue Mission
With temperatures topping 100 degrees, the Nashville Rescue Mission takes its ministry to the streets. They specifically target areas where the homeless gather and hand out bottle water to them and anyone else who passes by.
"I can't imagine being out here all day. I can't imagine. It's pretty rough out here," said Smith.