Together 2016 shut down early due to heat related illnesses

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WASHINGTON, DC – The Together 2016 Event held at the National Mall was shut down early after over 500 people were treated for heat related illnesses. 

According to officials, DC Fire and EMS treated 502 people for heat related illnesses and 35 people were transported to a hospital.  Most of the people affected by the heat were treated at on-site medical tents, but the 35 people who were transported to the hospital were suffering from severe symptoms that could not be treated on-site. DC Fire and EMS requested that the event be shut down early, and the event’s organizers complied.

Together 2016, was a Christian event geared towards uniting people through prayer. Several events were held at churches throughout the DMV from Sunday, July 10 to Friday, July 16.  Saturday’s event at the National Mall included a line-up of speakers, pastors, and artists including: Kirk Franklin, Matthew West, Casting Crows, Lou Engle, Tedashii and Tony Evans. 

For more information and updates about the Together 2016 event message, visit their website