An investigation conducted by the Arizona Republic revealed that an expanding urban heat island is creating blistering temperatures across Maricopa County. There are now six extra weeks of triple-digit days compared to a century ago.
During the height of summer, even nighttime temperatures can hover in the triple digits. Our homeless neighbors need cool, refreshing water to stabilize their core body temperature, and without someplace to escape from the blazing Phoenix summer heat, they are at risk of serious illness — even death!
In Phoenix’s intense summer heat, one’s body temperature can rise in minutes. Anything above 104 degrees is dangerous for the brain and can cause:
- throbbing headache
— Source: Arizona Department of Health Services
Be Part of the Solution – Virtually
Want to get your friends or organization involved in providing our vulnerable neighbors with solutions to get them off of the streets?
Our LIGHT THE WAY Fundraising is an easy-to-use tool to create a personal fundraiser or a virtual collection drive!
Our Code:Red Summer Heat Relief campaign page makes it easy for you to create your own page, set your personal goal, and invite friends.
Because we buy goods in bulk at reduced prices, your dollars are stretched to the limit to care for our homeless neighbors. Thank you for supporting Phoenix Rescue Mission and investing in lives!
“There's really nothing like summertime on the streets. You can't even catch a break at night because it could still be 100 degrees. If I had stayed out there much longer, I probably would have died. Thankfully, God had other plans.”
- Robert, Transformations Program Graduate