5th Annual ‘Fill an F150’ Water Drive Benefits The Salvation Army May 26-June 11

5th Annual ‘Fill an F150’ Water Drive Benefits The Salvation Army May 26-June 11

Ford Motor Company, Big Surf Waterpark, and Valley-based Famous Dave’s have teamed up with The Salvation Army to launch the 5th annual Fill an F150 Bottled Water Drive, taking place May 26 through June 11, 2017.

All 13 Metro Phoenix-area Ford dealerships, four Valley Famous Dave’s restaurants and Big Surf Waterpark are collecting cases of water to support The Salvation Army’s Extreme Heat Relief Project, which was launched in 2006 to distribute water and provide respite and safety information to those in need at mobile hydration stations in Metro Phoenix on days with excessive heat warnings.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, more than 1,500 weather-related deaths from exposure to heat have occurred in Arizona since 2000 (see link for heat safety tips and more info).

Big Surf Waterpark will provide a half-off daily admission voucher (value of $16.48) to each person who donates at least one case of water (16 oz or larger, 24 or more bottles) at any metro Phoenix-area Ford dealership, Valley Famous Dave’s restaurant or Big Surf Waterpark through June 11, 2017. The discounted daily admission tickets are redeemable during the 2017 season. In addition, Valley Famous Dave’s will provide a coupon for one free brisket sandwich redeemably through August 2017 (limit of one coupon per person; must donate 1 case of 24 or more bottles). Quantities for both offers are limited.

“This is our 5th annual water drive in partnership with The Salvation Army, which is very much in line with Ford’s mission to serve the communities where we do business and help those in need,” said Brad Jones, Phoenix regional manager for Ford Motor Company. “We hope our Ford customers – and those new to Ford – will stop by a dealership with their water donation and, in turn, get a little fun out of their good deed with discounted admission to Big Surf Waterpark and a free brisket sandwich at Famous Dave’s.”

Ford’s goal is to collect 175,000 bottles of water during the two-week drive in support of The Salvation Army’s goal of collecting 200,000 water bottles. Last year, Ford dealers collected more than 167,000 bottles of water. Ford will jumpstart the drive with a $10,000 grant in support of the water drive and other Salvation Army programs courtesy of Ford’s Operation Better World Arizona program.

Those interested in donating a case of water in support of the Fill an F150 Bottled Water Drive may drop off water at any of the following 13 Valley Ford dealerships May 26 through June 11:

  • AutoNation Ford of North Scottsdale, 8555 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260   (480) 991-3333
  • Bell Ford, 2401 W. Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85023

(602) 866-1776

  • Berge Ford, 460 E. Auto Center Drive, Mesa, AZ 85204

(480) 497-1111

  • Camelback Ford, 1330 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014

(888) 264-1851

  • Chapman Ford, 7100 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

(480) 946-3900

  • Earnhardt Ford, 7300 W. Orchid Lane, Chandler, AZ 85285

(602) 893-0000

  • Jones Ford Buckeye, 24600 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye, AZ 85326

(623) 386-4429

  • Peoria Ford, 9130 W. Bell Road, Peoria, AZ 85382

(623) 977-8888

  • Robert Horne Ford, 3400 S. Tomahawk Road, Apache Junction, AZ 85219, (480) 474-2500
  • Rodeo Ford, 13680 W. Test Drive, Goodyear, AZ 85338

(877) 746-1110

  • Sanderson Ford, 6400 N. 51st Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301

(623) 842-8600

  • San Tan Ford, 1429 Motorplex Loop, Gilbert, AZ 85296

(480) 621-3700

  • Surprise Ford, 16825 W. Waddell Road, Surprise, AZ 85388

(623) 792-2522

Donations may also be made at:

  • Big Surf Waterpark, 1500 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281, (480) 994-2297
  • Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley:
    • 3250 W. Frye Road, Chandler (Chandler Fashion Center)
    • 16148 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
    • 2206 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert (San Tan Village)
    • 1011 N. Dobson Road, Mesa (Mesa Riverview)

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