Nonprofit reaches record-breaking milestone during its 4th annual
Code:Red Summer Heat Relief Campaign
PHOENIX (Sept. 22, 2016) – Phoenix Rescue Mission announced today it reached a record-breaking milestone during its 4th Annual Code:Red Summer Heat Relief Campaign, collecting more than 1.2 million bottles of water for the homeless and elderly shut-ins during the four-month campaign.
In celebration of the achievement, Phoenix Rescue Mission hosted its annual Code:Red Donor Appreciation Breakfast, inviting community leaders and campaign partners to join mission staff and volunteers at the Phoenix Marriott Tempe at the Buttes on Thursday, Sept. 22.
“This milestone is a direct reflection of our community’s ongoing commitment to protect our most vulnerable population during such a dangerous time of year,” said Phoenix Rescue Mission CEO Jay Cory. “With the support of the public, several municipalities, and our campaign sponsors (Movement Mortgage, Xerox, Practice Strageties, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake), Code:Red has not only expanded each year but has saved many lives. In fact, according to Maricopa County officials, heat-related deaths have steadily declined since we first launched Code:Red in 2013.”
As temperatures remain high, Phoenix Rescue Mission is still accepting donations for water, socks, sunscreen, hats, toiletries and other heat relief items. All donations can be dropped off at the nonprofit’s Mission Support Center and Donation Warehouse (1468 N. 26th Avenue in Phoenix), Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
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 or visit http://phoenixrescuemission.org/codered.