Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:34:00 AM
Staying hydrated plays an important role in protecting yourself during periods of extremely hot or cold temperatures.
Known as Operation Hydration, once heat indexes and/or temperatures reach the triple digits, officers with the Sumter Police Department take to the streets with bottled water for those who may need it.
However, bottled water donations from residents and businesses are needed to help build the department’s supply used for community service projects like Operation Hydration.
Bottled water also is included in the department’s Random Act of Kindness project, which provides care packages to the city’s transient and homeless population year round.
Anyone wishing to make a donation, can contact the department’s Community Services Unit at (803) 436-2723 or 774-1672.
Only donations of bottled water will be accepted.