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Salvation Army activates Phoenix-area heat relief stations for excessive heat warning

The Salvation Army will be opening 12 heat relief stations across the Valley. Each of these stations will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PHOENIX — Editor's note: The above video is from an earlier newscast. 

The Salvation Army will be opening 12 heat relief stations across the Valley.

These stations are activated on any day an excessive heat warning is issued. 

An excessive heat warning is in effect for Phoenix and the surrounding areas on Thursday.

Temperatures around the Valley could reach up to 110 degrees.

The following heat relief stations will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on any day the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning. 

The heat relief stations will provide indoor cooling and hydration for anyone who needs it. 

These stations will also follow all recommended CDC COVID-19 guidelines for safety.

A mobile hydration unit will also be dispatched from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to targeted portions of the Valley that have been identified as areas with high homeless populations, officials said.

The goal, the Salvation Army says, is to provide relief and resources for those most vulnerable to the scorching temps and help prevent heat-related deaths.

READ: What you need to know about excessive heat warnings in Phoenix

The Salvation Army says it provided relief and hydrations for more than 23,000 people during 2019's excessive heat warning days.

Station locations:

Apache Junction

Apache Junction Corps Community Center, 605 E. Broadway Rd.


Estrella Mountain Corps Community Center, 11 N. Third Ave.


Chandler Corps Community Center, 85 E. Saragosa St.


Glendale Corps Community Center, 6010 W. Northern Ave.

Valley of the Sun Korean Corps Community Center, 7238 N. 61st Ave.


Mesa Corps Community Center, 241 E. Sixth St.


Phoenix Citadel Corps Community Center, 628 N. Third Ave.

Phoenix Maryvale Corps Community Center, 4318 W. Clarendon Ave.

Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center South Mountain, 1375 E. Broadway Rd.

The Salvation Army Phoenix Family Services Office, 2707 E. Van Buren St., Bldg. 2


Sun Cities West Valley Corps Community Center, 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts Blvd.


Tempe Corps Community Center, 40 E. University Dr.