ARIZONA, USA — Extreme summer heat is headed to Arizona and the Salvation Army has opened up its annual heat relief stations to help keep people cool and safe.
The stations act as an area of respite and allow anyone to get indoor cooling and hydration, according to the organization. When Excessive Heat Warnings are issued in the Valley, the nonprofit set up mobile hydration units at the stations in metro Phoenix to serve as many people as possible.
"The Salvation Army gives out nearly 1,500 bottles of water per day during Excessive Heat Warnings and thousands more bottles of water throughout the year … like to first responders who keep our community safe, people displaced by disaster, and tribal communities that have been through difficult times during the pandemic," the nonprofit said.
The nonprofit provided a map showing where the heat relief stations are here:
The Salvation Army also listed the heat relief stations here:
Apache Junction Corps, 605 E. Broadway Ave.
Estrella Mountain Corps, 11 N. Third Ave.
Chandler Corps, 85 E. Saragosa St.
Glendale Corps, 6010 W. Northern Ave.
Mesa Corps, 241 E. Sixth St.
Phoenix Citadel Corps, 628 N. Third Ave.
Phoenix Maryvale Corps, 4318 W. Clarendon Ave.
Ray & Joan Kroc Center Phoenix, 1375 E. Broadway Road
The Salvation Army Phoenix Family Services Office, 2707 E. Van Buren St., Bldg. 2
North West Valley Corps, 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts Blvd.
Tempe Corps, 40 E. University Drive
Flagstaff Corps, 507 N. Humphreys St.
Prescott Corps, 237 S. Montezuma St.
Sierra Vista Corps, 180 E. Wilcox Drive
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Hospitality House, 1002 N. Main Ave.
All Nations Corps, 1001 N. Richey Blvd.
Amphi Corps Community Center, 218 E. Prince Road
Yuma Corps, 454 W. Catalina Dr.
The Salvation Army also said heat relief is available in the following communities:
- Chino Valley
- Gila Bend
- Show Low
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