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 the Phoenix Rescue Mission and investing in lives!
Volunteer on our Hope Coach van to travel the streets of Phoenix and care for homeless men, women, and families. You can bring water, encouragement, and essential items to:
How the body responds to extreme temperatures
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
Our most vulnerable population
The elderly, especially those already suffering from illnesses, are the most vulnerable to excessive heat. They often don’t consume enough liquids and their bodies don’t regulate temperature as they should.
Last year more than 40 heat-related deaths were attributed to senior citizens, who expired in homes where the temperature exceeded 90 degrees. “110, 115 degrees. It gets that hot here, and even hotter,” Dave says. “I’m surprised I even survived it. I almost gave up a few times.”
Your support helps reach these most vulnerable neighbors with water, food, and the special attention they need during the hot summer months.