The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services activate 10 heat relief stations throughout the Valley on any day the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning.
East Valley stations where anyone in need can go for indoor cooling and hydration include:
A mobile hydration unit will also be dispatched from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day to targeted portions of the Valley that have been identified as homeless encampments and areas with high homeless populations, according to a release.
To maximize safety, The Salvation Army’s heat relief efforts follow current recommended COVID-19 guidelines from local, state and federal health officials.
To donate to the help your neighbors in need, go to SalvationArmyPhoenix.org or text HEAT to 51555. To volunteer at a heat relief station, contact your local Salvation Army or call 602-267-4100.
The Salvation Army EDS is part of the Maricopa Association of Governments’ Heat Relief Regional Network, the goal of which is to provide resources for vulnerable people and help prevent heat-associated deaths.