This week’s blazing heat is breaking records, and the Salvation Army is stepping in to help the community stay cool.
In times of extreme temperatures, it is critical that people drink lots of water to keep hydrated, as this can be the difference between a good day and a trip to the hospital.
Starting on Monday, there will be several First Alert Action Days as a result of the scorching temperatures across the state, and while many can stay inside and enjoy air conditioning, not everyone has that privilege. The Salvation Army wants to make sure the homeless population is as comfortable as possible during this heat wave, but they are in need of donations.
They are passing out numerous cases of water a day, and they have set up donation drop-off locations for those interested in giving back.
For Glendale residents, they can drop off donations at the Glendale Corps location (6010 W. Northern Ave.) or Valley of the Sun Korean Corps (7238 N. 61st Avenue).
People can donate bottled water for use at hydration and refuge locations as well as other needed items, including light colored tee-shirts, sun block, socks, underwear, hats, prepackaged snack items and cash. This is also an emergency hydration station where those in need can access water.
Check out an interactive map of these resources, along with contact info, here.
Donations are also accepted online to help support relief efforts and make a difference in the lives of others. For more information on donations and beating the heat this week, please visit the official Salvation Army Glendale website.