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  • News Release: 8/12/2019

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    August 12, 2019
    Thanks to the generosity of the community, the Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign has collected thousands of bottles of water to help people in need, including the homeless and unsheltered during the hot summer months. However, with less than seven weeks remaining in the campaign and temperatures exceeding triple digits, the need for donations is still critical. You can donate water at various drop-off locations throughout the City. A complete list of locations is available at www.mesaaz.go/H2Omesa.

    A major part of the Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign is the One Ton Water Challenge. It was started in 2017 by the City of Mesa, United Food Bank and Mesa Chamber of Commerce. Businesses, residents and organizations are being challenged to buy a pallet of water, which weighs more than one ton, for under $150. A donated pallet of water would contribute approximately 2,016 bottles to the campaign. Businesses or residents donating pallets of water can contact Melissa Forrester with United Food Bank at mforrester@unitedfoodbank.org.  

    The Mesa Hydration Donations campaign, which started in 2007, is a partnership involving the City of Mesa, nonprofit agencies and businesses to provide supplies of water to those in need. The water is distributed through United Food Bank to numerous nonprofit organizations in Mesa and throughout the valley including Paz de Cristo, Mesa United Way and A New Leaf-East Valley Men’s Center.

    The Campaign’s goal is to collect 400,000 bottles of water and will continue through Friday, Sept. 27. More than 361,000 bottles have been collected since the campaign began June 3.
     
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    Contact: Kevin Christopher
    Tel. 480-644-4699
    kevin.christopher@mesaaz.gov