07/13/2013 02:48 EDT | Updated 09/12/2013 05:12 EDT

Union Gospel Mission supplies run dry in extreme heat

The Union Gospel Mission says it is in urgent need of supplies to help residents of the Downtown Eastside deal with the extreme sun and hot weather.

The charity says they are looking for the following new or "gently used" items:

1. Reusable water bottles.

2. Hats (baseball hats, summer hats).

3. Sunscreen.

4. Light, long sleeve shirts.

5. Men's shorts and T-shirts.

6. Underwear (new only).

7. Bottled water.

UGM is also seeking monetary donations through their website.