Glendale site to be part of relief effort during excessive heat warning

Posted 8/2/21

The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services will activate 11 heat relief stations throughout the Valley, including in Glendale, where anyone in need can go for indoor cooling and hydration – during an Excessive Heat Warning issued by the National Weather Service for Aug. 3-4.

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Glendale site to be part of relief effort during excessive heat warning

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The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services will activate 11 heat relief stations throughout the Valley, including in Glendale, where anyone in need can go for indoor cooling and hydration – during an Excessive Heat Warning issued by the National Weather Service for Aug. 3-4.

The Glendale site will be located at Glendale Corps Community Center, 6010 W. Northern Ave.

“Since May, the Army has provided heat relief to more than 25,000 people and given out nearly 67,000 bottles of water,” Salvation Army Metro Phoenix Program Coordinator Major David Yardle stated in a news release. “Anyone can come into a Salvation Army location for indoor cooling and hydration during regular operating hours, and when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning, we ‘activate’ our heat relief stations to another level by alerting the public and posting extra signage to guide people to each heat relief station. Some locations have canopies outside from which they give water and other available heat relief items to passersby.”

The heat relief stations will be activated from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3-4, and on any day the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning.

To maximize safety, The Salvation Army’s heat relief efforts – averaging nearly 1,500 bottles of water given out a day during an Excessive Heat Warning – follow current recommended COVID-19 guidelines from local, state and federal health officials.

Visit SalvationArmyPhoenix.org or text HEAT to 51555 to donate to help neighbors in need facing the summer heat. Call 602-267-4100 to volunteer at a heat relief station.

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