City of Mesa News Article
Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign begins June 3
By: Kevin Christopher
07/22/13 2:41 PM

May 29, 2013
Public Information & Communications
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699  
Mesa, AZ – With temperatures about to hit triple digits on a regular basis, the City of Mesa is working with nonprofit agencies and businesses to provide supplies of water to the homeless and unsheltered.  The seventh annual Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign will begin Monday, June 3.  Residents will be 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 at Volunteer Center door

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

        Rhodes Aquatics Complex
        1860 S. Longmore
        1 p.m. – 8 p.m. Monday
        1 p.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday - Friday

        United Food Bank
        245 S. Nina Drive (north of Broadway between Extension and Alma School)
        7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday
        Collection bins will be available on evenings and weekends

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

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

        A New Leaf – East Valley Men’s Center
        2345 N. Country Club Drive
        8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Daily

        Fiesta Mall – Guest Services
        1445 W. Southern Ave.
        10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday
        11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday

        Superstition Springs Center – Guest Services
        6555 E. Southern Ave.
        10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday – Saturday
        11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday
Last year, 320,386 bottles of water were donated during the campaign, an increase in donations of nearly 100,000 bottles from the previous year. 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).
This year, there are several special projects and promotions to collect water for the campaign.  Donating at the Rhodes Aquatics Complex Monday through Friday will provide a two-for-one admission to the pool.  This does not include the FlowRider.  Golfland SunSplash, 155 W. Hampton Ave., is offering Water Wednesday during June and July.  Customers donating a case of water at the park on any Wednesday from June 5 through July 31 will receive one free admission with the purchase of a General Admission ticket for use the same day.  It is not valid with any other coupons or discounts. 
The Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign will be collecting water until Friday, September 13.  For more information, contact Mesa Community Revitalization Coordinator Rob Schweitzer at (480) 644-3024 or  

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