Staying cool isn't easy this time of year.
With the hottest temperatures in more than 30 years... Beating the heat can be a matter of life or death.
Friday we traveled to Cleveland to see how service organizations are keeping folks cool.
Brenda Crumley is the Pastor at the New Life Community Kitchen. She said, "We're going to make sure after they eat lunch that they've got water going out with them. The ones that'll be on the street today."
70 people stopped into the New Life Community Kitchen in Cleveland to cool down on Thursday... And that was before the mercury hit the triple digits. As the temperature soared even higher on Friday, officials expect more people to try to beat the heat.
Crumley added, "Some of them will get their checks today so it will kind of slow down there. Cause some of them if they need to they'll get out of the heat that way. Like we've got some that has been homeless that said they would be getting them a motel room for the weekend."
But even those with a roof over their heads may still suffer in this heat. That's why again this summer the Cleveland Salvation Army is loaded up with box fans.
Jim Welsh with the Salvation Army said, "I know it's the hottest day of the year but we need people to come on by and get them we've got plenty here. We've had people in the community to donate fans. And we have fans here folks. If you need them, we've got them for you."
In addition to the donations, the Salvation Army bought fans to give away this summer.
Welsh said, "We've also had an air conditioner donated if someone's in desperate need, such as a senior citizen with health problems or child with asthma things like that."
But even just getting indoors during the peak afternoon heating can bring on relief.
Welsh added, "We do have people coming in off the street, into our coffee house here to get out of the heat and into our front lobby and we try to help people any way we can when the heat's this bad."