City of Mesa News Article
Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign needs donations of water
By: Kevin Christopher
07/22/13 1:27 PM

July 22, 2013
Public Information & Communications
Contact: Kevin Christopher
Tel. 480-644-4699  

Mesa, AZ – Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign has collected thousands of bottles of water to help the homeless and unsheltered during the hot summer months.  However, with eight weeks remaining in the campaign and temperatures exceeding triple digits on a daily basis, the need for donations is still critical.  You can 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 – Management Office
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

This year, there are several generous special projects and promotions to collect water for the campaign.  Donating at the Rhodes Aquatics Complex Monday through Friday provides a two-for-one admission to the pool.  This does not include the FlowRider. 
Golfland SunSplash, 155 W. Hampton Ave., has been offering Water Wednesday during June and July.  Customers donating a case of water at the park on Wednesday, July 24 or Wednesday, 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, which started in 2007, provides donated supplies of water to the homeless and unsheltered during the extreme summer heat.  The City of Mesa works with businesses and nonprofit agencies to provide supplies of water to the homeless and unsheltered during the extreme summer heat.  The water is distributed through United Food Bank to numerous nonprofit organizations in Mesa and throughout the valley including Paz de Cristo and A New Leaf-East Valley Men’s Center.
The Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign, which has a goal to collect 375,000 bottles of water, will continue through Friday, September 13.  For more information, contact Mesa Community Revitalization Coordinator Rob Schweitzer at (480) 644-3024 or   

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