The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services is reactivating its heat relief stations throughout the Valley — where anyone in need can go for indoor cooling and hydration — during Excessive Heat Warning days issued by the National Weather Service for Sunday, Aug. 9 and Monday, Aug. 10.
The following heat relief stations will be open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 9-10 and on any day the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning:
A mobile hydration unit will also be dispatched from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 9-10 to targeted portions of the Valley that have been identified as areas with high homeless populations.
To maximize safety, The Salvation Army’s heat relief efforts —which have severed more than 19,000 people on Excessive Heat Warning days this summer —follow current recommended COVID-19 guidelines from local, state and federal health officials, according to a release.
To volunteer at a heat relief station to help your neighbors in need, 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.