Monday, June 20, 2011

Mesa Hydration Program

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With temperatures about to hit triple digits on a regular basis, the City of Mesa is working with nonprofit agencies to provide supplies of water to the homeless and unsheltered. The fifth annual Mesa Hydration Donation campaign began on Wednesday, June 1. Residents are being asked to donate water at various drop-off locations throughout the City:

• Mesa Fire Department Volunteer Center
2830 E. Adobe (located behind Fire Station 206 at Lindsay and Adobe)
24-hour drop-off in parking lot

• Red Mountain Multigenerational Center
7550 E. Adobe
5:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Friday
8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday

• United Food Bank
245 S. Nina Drive (north of Broadway between Extension and Alma School)
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
Collection bins will be available on weekends

• Paz de Cristo
424 W. Broadway
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Friday
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday – Sunday

• A New Leaf – MesaCAN
635 E. Broadway
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Friday in front lobby

Last year, 109,125 bottles of water were donated during the campaign, far exceeding the previous year’s total of approximately 60,000. The water is distributed through United Food Bank to numerous agencies in the valley, including A New Leaf-East Valley Men’s Center, Paz de Cristo, Saint Vincent de Paul and Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS).

The Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign will be collecting water until Friday, September 16. For more information, contact Mesa Housing and Community Development Management Assistant Mischelle Durkovic at (480) 644-3983 or mischelle.durkovic@mesaaz.gov.

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