Miami is experiencing more heat than ever before, and climatologists predict significant further increases in record-breaking temperatures for the city in the future. Due to Miami’s subtropical climate, the dangers of heat are often underestimated. Elevated temperatures are linked to increased hospitalizations, deaths, and many other adverse health impacts. In fact, nationally, extreme heat is responsible for the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards.
VoLo Foundation proudly supports The Women’s Fund, a Miami-based non-governmental organization working for gender equality, including advocating for support to women and girls who may be more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. Their 4-month long ¨Heat and Health¨ public service campaign warns about the dangers of the heat season, with a particular focus on pregnant women. VoLo joins sponsors Miami-Dade County, City of Miami and Baptist Health in raising awareness and advancing the urgency of climate action.