Phoenix – In response to the excessive heat warning issued today by the National Weather Service, beginning tomorrow, The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Survival Squad will activate 14 heat relief stations throughout the Valley where people in need can go for cooling and hydration.
From Monday, June 5, through Wednesday, June 7, The Salvation Army’s Family Services Office, located at 2707 E. Van Buren St., Building 2, will be open to provide these services from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day – and the following heat relief stations will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day:
Additionally, The Salvation Army will dispatch a mobile unit each day to select portions of the Valley and encourages the community to check in on neighbors that might be at risk of dehydration or heat-related health issues.
The Salvation Army is also in need of volunteers at these heat relief stations, as well as monetary donations, sunscreen/sunblock, lip balm with SPF, hats, caps, bandanas, cooling towels and bottled water (preferably standard 16.9 ounce bottles). Please call Danielle Shankle at 602-267-4117 or visit our VOLUNTEER page to find out more - #HeatReliefAZ.
The Salvation Army’s Red Shield Survival Squad is part of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Heat Relief Regional Network, the goal of which is to provide resources for vulnerable people and help prevent heat-related deaths.
An interactive map of all heat relief/hydration stations and collection/donation sites in the network can be found HERE.About The Salvation Army