Summer Heat2020-06-30T11:33:04-07:00
Summer Heat

Summer Heat 2020 is here – and it’s bigger and better than ever with new partners to offer YOU “cool” ways to defeat the heat.

The RTC is taking steps to help keep riders safe from dangerous heat conditions with a brand new approach to the annual Summer heat campaign. In light of the current pandemic, the campaign will provide relief from the heat for riders while also maintaining social distancing. This year, the RTC is providing new incentives and taking precautions to prevent the spread of germs.

Visit Summer Heat partners to take advantage of the deals just for transit riders like you. Present your paper or digital transit pass to the following businesses and ask for the Summer Heat discount.

Brauds Funnel Cake Cafe

Braud’s Funnel Cake Café

10% off ice cream funnel cakes OR free scoop of ice cream with funnel cake purchase
Expires 9/30/2020

6605 S Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119
702-818-4484

Fukuburger

Fukuburger

20% off single meal including a burger, fries and a drink
Up to one meal per visit

Fukuburger S Buffalo
7365 S Buffalo Dr.
Las Vegas, NV 89113
702-684-6161

Fukuburger Chinatown
3429 S Jones Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
702-262-6995

Habitat-for-Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas ReStores

15% off entire purchase
Excludes pink dot items

Cannot be used with other offers

Can only be used at these locations:
3455 E Flamingo Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89121
702-458-1640

4580 W Sahara Ave Suite 120
Las Vegas, NV 89102
702-638-6477

High Roller Observation Wheel

50% off High Roller Wheel tickets when you show your government-issued Nevada ID and RTC transit pass

Buy online at highrollerlv.com or at the High Roller Box Office.

3545 Las Vegas Blvd. South
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Marsiglianos

Marsigliano’s Pizzeria & More

Buy one scoop of ice cream and get 50% another scoop OR get 15% off one scoop of ice cream

8125 W Sahara Ave. #170
Las Vegas, NV 89117
702-979-9222

Mingo Logo

Mingo Health Solutions (MHS) is donating water, hand sanitizer, chap stick and more to the Summer Heat campaign, but is also offering therapy and counseling services free to those with qualifying insurances and 20% off those paying cash. Accepted insurances include Medicaid FFS, Medicaid Anthem, Silver Summit, Cigna, Tri-care, and Medicare. We offer counseling for children, adults and families who could use help with managing stress, anxiety, depression, grief, substance use, PTSD, disruptive behavior disorders and more.

2715 E Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89120
702-848-1696

OV Thrift Store

Opportunity Village’s Thrift Store

10% off all merchandise
Cannot be combined with other offers/sales; does not apply to black and pink tagged merchandise

390 S Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89107
702-383-5911

ShangHai Taste

ShangHai Taste

25% off entire check OR FREE iced tea; Dine in only

4266 W Spring Mountain Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
702-570-6363

Other local partners are generously providing donations to support Summer Heat 2020. RTC staff members will be visiting dozens of bus stops over a span of several weeks to discuss heat safety and distribute the items local Summer Heat partners are donating, including water bottles, face coverings, hand sanitizer and sunscreen.

Comprehensive-Cancer-Centers

Comprehensive Cancer Centers is donating packets of sunscreen to the Summer Heat campaign. The award-winning multi-specialty practice is comprised of medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery, pulmonary medicine and clinical research, with various treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. The team of medical professionals at Comprehensive offer sophisticated diagnostic tools, the latest advances in cancer treatment, a full range of innovative, exclusive services and research-based care in a supportive and caring environment. For a complete list of their treatments centers, click here.

Nevada Help Desk is donating 2,500 face coverings to the Summer Heat campaign. The local business specializes in a range of internet marketing services training / consulting, website setup & editing, radio station setup, multimedia support and cloud computing services. Additionally, Nevada Help Desk owns and operates a gospel station called 24HG that features independent artists and Pastors from the Las Vegas area and beyond. Text RTC24HG to 702-919-4357 for a 24HG mobile app download link. You’ll also receive an offer to create a COMPLIMENTARY mobile contact card to share with friends and professionals.

2620 Regatta Dr. Suite #102
Las Vegas, NV 89128
702-919-4357

Three Square is donating thousands of bottles of water to keep riders hydrated during the Summer Heat campaign. The non-profit is Southern Nevada’s only food bank. Established in 2007 to provide hunger relief, Three Square offers nutritious food to non-profit and faith-based organizations, schools and feeding sites that serve a wide range of Southern Nevadans in need.

4190 N Pecos Rd.
Las Vegas, Nevada
(702) 644-3663

DEFEAT THE HEAT

The Southern Nevada Health District says triple-digit temperatures are common between June and September in Southern Nevada. Everyone should take precautions to reduce their risk of heat-related illnesses. High summer temperatures can be especially harmful to older adults, people with chronic medical conditions, and children. Residents and visitors who may not be used to the high temperatures should use precautions. The SNHD says the following steps can help minimize the risk of heat-related illness and injury:

  • Plan activities earlier in the morning or later in the evening.
  • Dress in light, loose fitting clothes.
  • Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect the face and use sunscreen.
  • If unaccustomed to working or exercising in a hot environment, start slowly and gradually increase the pace.
  • Avoid being out in the sun for extended periods.
  • When planning extended outdoor activity, bring an adequate supply of water. Drink plenty of water at regular intervals – regardless of activity level.
  • Avoid alcohol or liquids that contain high amounts of sugar.
  • Plan well-balanced light meals.
  • Check the local weather forecasts and plan activities accordingly.
  • Check on the status of homebound neighbors and relatives.

Caution: People who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease; are on fluid-restrictive or low-salt diets; or have a problem with fluid retention should consult a doctor before increasing liquid intake or changing what they eat and drink.

People at greatest risk of experiencing heat-related illness:

  • Older people 65 years old or older may not compensate for heat stress efficiently and are less likely to sense and respond to change in temperature.
  • Infants and children up to 4 years old are sensitive to the effects of high temperatures and rely on others to regulate their environments and provide adequate liquids.
  • People who are overweight may be prone to heat sickness because of their tendency to retain more body heat.
  • People who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure, may be affected by extreme heat.
  • People who take certain medications, such as for depression, insomnia, or poor circulation, may be affected by extreme heat.
  • People who overexert themselves may become dehydrated and susceptible to heat sickness. Take caution if you work outdoors, exercise outside or use drugs or alcohol.

CLICK HERE for more SNHD information on how to stay safe in the extreme heat.

More information on extreme heat is available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

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