Heat Emergency Relief Station

Last week we told you that our folks in Phoenix were holding their annual water drive in preparation for the hot – and often dangerous! – summer weather.

Right out of the starting gate, summer is off to a sweltering start in the Valley of the Sun.

Thankfully our local team collected thousands of water bottles with help from their media partner Belo Phoenix, Air Conditioning by Jay, and the generous people of Phoenix. And just in the nick of time.

The National Weather Service sent out an excessive heat warning alert for Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23. They’re forecasting 111 degrees for Wednesday and 108 degrees for Thursday.

If you live in or near Phoenix, please encourage homeless people or other vulnerable folks you see to stop by one of our 13 relief stations to get a drink of water, a hat, a bandanna, lip balm or sunblock.

Relief Stations will be providing relief services from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the follow locations on the Google Map displayed below:

View Heat Emergency Relief Stations in a larger map

In 2010, Salvation Army teams deployed for 25 heat emergency days and distributed approximately 220,000 bottles of water, that’s nearly 10,000 bottles of water per day!

The Army in Phoenix will be collecting 8-16.9 ounce bottles of water throughout the summer. Individuals interested in donating can deliver water to 2707 E. Van Buren, Phoenix, AZ 85008.

If you have any questions, please contact Amy Lopez at 602.267.4170 regarding donation information.

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