Extreme heat hurts homeless neighbors the most
Last summer, extreme heat killed 339 of our neighbors in Maricopa County – at least 130 of them homeless. The danger disproportionately targets the Valley’s most vulnerable populations: seniors, those with disabilities, and homeless people.
How the body responds to extreme temperatures
An investigation conducted by the Arizona Republic revealed that an expanding urban heat island is creating blistering temperatures across Maricopa County. There are now almost six 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!
Thankfully, God had other plans
“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.”
Transformations Program Graduate
Give relief from deadly summer heat
$200 offers shelter from the deadly heat and hope.
$120 provides fresh showers, clothing and hope.
$65 provides cold water, nutritious food, and hope.
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.
Water Drop-Off Locations
Your donations of life-giving water are welcome at these locations. Stop by today. Every drop helps!
You can also donate water at any Valley Port of Subs or Lerner & Rowe locations as part of 98 KUPD’s Operation Hydration, benefitting Phoenix Rescue Mission!
Start your own water drive today
Is your business, church or group ready to make a difference this summer? Call (602) 346-3347 or contact email@example.com to see how it works and what you need to know.