DONATIONS NEEDED: Salvation Army needs help with heat relief efforts

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With record heat in the forecast, the Salvation Army is going into action to keep people hydrated.

Ways to help

The Salvation Army is setting up heat relief stations at 14 locations through the Phoenix metro area where people can go to cool off and rehydrate if they need to. In addition, The Salvation Army will dispatch a mobile unit each day in parts of the Valley.

Heat Relief Stations

The following heat relief stations will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day:

  • Apache Junction Corps – 605 E. Broadway Rd., Apache Junction
  • Avondale, Estrella Mountain Corps - 11 N. Third Ave.
  • Chandler Corps – 85 E. Saragosa St., Chandler
  • Glendale Corps – 6010 W. Northern Ave., Glendale
  • Valley of the Sun Korean Corps – 7238 N. 61st Ave., Glendale
  • Mesa Corps – 241 E. Sixth St., Mesa
  • Eastlake Park – Southwest corner of East Jefferson Street and South 16th Street, Phoenix
  • Phoenix Central Corps – 4343 N. 16th St., Phoenix
  • Phoenix Citadel Corps – 628 N. Third Ave., Phoenix
  • Phoenix Maryvale Corps – 4318 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix
  • Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center South Mountain - 1375 E. Broadway Rd.
  • Surprise, Sun Cities West Valley Corps – 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts Blvd.
  • Tempe Corps – 40 E. University Dr., Tempe
  • Salvation Army’s Family Services Department - 2707 E. Van Buren St., Building 2 (open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends)

Supplies Needed at Drop-Off Locations

  • Sunscreen, Sun Block
  • Lip Balm/Moisturizer with SPF
  • Hats, Caps, Bandanas, Cooling Towels
  • Bottled Water

Check on your neighbors

Salvation Army officials are encouraging the community to check in on neighbors that might be at risk of dehydration or heat-related illness, injury or death.

The organization said they are looking for volunteers and donations of sunscreen, hats, and bottled water.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, click here.

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