3TV teams up with Salvation Army for water drive, how you can help

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PHOENIX -- Without water, summer can be deadly in Arizona. On average, 29 Arizonans die of heat-related illnesses each year. In many of those cases, water could have saved their lives.

When the National Weather Service declares an extreme heat warning during the summer months, members from The Salvation Army’s Extreme Heat and Hydration Project respond by setting up hydration stations at 12 locations throughout the Valley.

In addition to the free-standing hydration stations, Phoenix police cruisers are equipped with ice chests and bottled water to provide heat relief during their normal circulation of Phoenix.

3TV’s bottled water drive provides all the water for these efforts. 3TV and The Salvation Army created the bottled water drive in 2007 in response to an increased number of heat-related deaths of homeless and senior citizens.

3 easy ways to give

1. On Site -  Donate bottled water or cash at The Salvation Army on Thursday, June 16, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The Salvation Army is located at 2707 E. Van Buren in Phoenix.

2.  Online - Now through Thursday 5 p.m. 'like' our 3TV Facebook page and make your donation. Donate a bottle of water now!

3. On the Phone - Call the Water Hotline Thursday from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. to make a monetary donation. That number is 602-302-8888.

Donations will not only help the elderly and homeless this summer they will also be shared with first responders fighting the devastating Wallow Fire and those families impacted by the fire.