Central Arizona Shelter Services reaching record year toward heat relief efforts

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The Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) is close to achieving a record year in 2017 toward heat relief efforts, according to Phoenix fire.

CASS has collected over 200,000 bottles, or 8,500 cases of water, that were donated for its residences.

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Community members statewide helped contribute to this effort to help protect those in need most during the hottest times in Arizona. The homeless community is one of the most affected being exposed to heat with little to no relief available, said Phoenix fire Capt. Rob McDade.

Today, CASS will be accepting over 1,100 cases of bottled water from Uber for the 2017 heat relief efforts.

The CASS water collection effort will continue until the end of October.

CASS has helped lead the City of Phoenix efforts along with the Phoenix Fire and Medical Department and International Association of Firefighters Local 493, McDade said.

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