PHOENIX - Much of the Arizona desert is in for the hottest stretch so far in 2017.
The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning, and that is prompting the Salvation Army to activate its heat stations.
Heat stations will open in Phoenix and across the Valley to provide much needed relief. There will be 14 in total and the locations will be ran by the Salvation Army's Red Shield Survival Squad.
The locations are open for anyone who wants to cool off and hydrate. The Salvation Army will also send out a mobile unit to parts of Phoenix every day to help people locally and check on neighbors who might need assistance to avoid heat-related illnesses.
The Salvation Army's Family Services Department at 2707 E. Van Buren Street, Building 2, will be open to provide these services from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day from Monday, June 5 until Wednesday, June 7.
The following heat relief stations will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day as well:
• Apache Junction Corps – 605 E. Broadway Rd., Apache Junction
• Chandler Corps – 85 E. Saragosa St., Chandler
• Eastlake Park – Southwest corner of East Jefferson Street and South 16th Street, Phoenix
• Estrella Mountain Corps – 11 N. Third Ave., Avondale
• Glendale Corps – 6010 W. Northern Ave., Glendale
• Mesa Corps – 241 E. 6th St., Mesa
• Phoenix Central Corps – 4343 N. 16th St., Phoenix
• Phoenix Citadel Corps – 628 N. 3rd Ave., Phoenix
• Phoenix Kroc Center – 1375 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix
• Phoenix Maryvale Corps – 4318 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix
• Sun Cities West Valley Corps – 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts Blvd., Surprise
• Tempe Corps – 40 E. University Dr., Tempe
• Valley of the Sun Korean Corps – 7238 N. 61st Ave., Glendale
If you don't plan to use one of the stations but want to help, you can give hats, monetary donations, sunscreen, lip balm with SPF, bandanas, cooling towels and bottled water (preferably standard 16.9 ounce bottles).
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