The Plus 3 Degrees campaign collected donations of warm winter clothes, wet weather gear, and blankets for distribution to the homeless population in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The campaign took its name from the fact that a three-degree drop in body temperature is enough to cause potentially fatal hypothermia. The cold and wet winters of the San Francisco Bay Area are a serious threat to the health of the homeless population, so Earthville was pleased to continue its tradition (begun at our center in Dharamshala, India, in 1997) of helping to warm up the winter for our friends on the streets.
The program was initiated by Benjamin Schick (a member of the Earthville Network’s Board of Directors) in 2005 and operated each winter until 2007.
Plus 3 Degrees: Warm Hearts for Warm Bodies (January 1, 2007)