Free Food for Water Donations

FOUND:RE Hotel Forks Out Free Food for Water Donations

 The Boutique-style hotel to partner with Phoenix Rescue Mission for month-long water drive, beginning June 14

The FOUND:RE Hotel has partnered with Phoenix Rescue Mission for a month-long water drive, beginning June 14, in support of the Mission’s 5th Annual Code:Red Summer Heat Relief campaign.

 The boutique-style hotel, located in downtown Phoenix on Central Avenue and Portland Street, is asking the public to bring cases of water to the hotel, where donors will receive a buy-one-get-one-free certificate for every case of water they drop off. Each coupon is good for lunch sandwiches or salads and dinner entrees at the hotel’s wood-fired kitchen MATCH: Restaurant & Cocktails.

All water donations will go directly to Phoenix Rescue Mission to support its Code:Red Street Outreach program, which is a central part of the heat-relief campaign, delivering water and other heat-relief items to those on the streets who need it most. Since the Mission first launched Code:Red in 2013, heat-related deaths among the homeless have continued on a downward trend, according to the latest data from Maricopa County.

“Every year our deadly summer heat claims the lives of too many people on our streets, and it’s vital that we all come together to fight this epidemic of homelessness,” said Phoenix Rescue Mission CEO Jay Cory. “Without the support of the public and local businesses like the FOUND:RE, we would not be able to continue our efforts in making our community a better place for everyone.”

The 5th Annual Code:Red campaign began on May 1 and runs through August 31. Partnering with several businesses and municipalities, including the cities of Phoenix, Peoria and Glendale, the nonprofit hopes to collect and distribute at least 1 million bottles of water during the campaign to support the needs within the community.

Other items needed include white socks, toiletries, cool snack packs, hats, light-colored T-shirts, sunglasses, sunscreen, chapstick, chilly neck coolers and more.

Phoenix Rescue Mission provides Christ-centered, life-transforming solutions to persons facing hunger and homelessness. The nonprofit Mission, which has been operating since 1952, is asking the public for support of its many programs designed to save lives, including Hope Coach Street Outreach, Homeless Emergency Services, Men’s Addiction Recovery Program and the new Changing Lives Center for Women and Children. For more information, call (602) 233-3000 to learn more about Code:Red Summer Heat Relief campaign.

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