Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign under way

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MESA -- The scorching heat is here and there's a portion of the population that is more vulnerable than most.

As Javier Soto explains, the City of Mesa is working with nonprofit agencies to provide supplies of water to the homeless and unsheltered.

Residents are being asked to donate bottles of water at various drop-off locations throughout the city:

· Mesa Fire Department Volunteer Center

2830 E. Adobe (located behind Fire Station 206 at Lindsay and Adobe)

24-hour drop-off in parking lot

· Red Mountain Multigenerational Center

7550 E. Adobe

5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday

8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday

· United Food Bank

245 S. Nina Drive (north of Broadway between Extension and Alma School)

7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday

Collection bins will be available on weekends

· Paz de Cristo

424 W. Broadway

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday

1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday

· A New Leaf – MesaCAN

635 E. Broadway

8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday in front lobby

The Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign will be collecting water until Friday, August 27. For more information, contact Mesa Neighborhood Services Management Assistant Mischelle Durkovic at (480) 644-3983 or