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 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 last year 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.
The Brookdale Springs retirement community, 6220 E. Broadway, and seven other Brookdale Senior Living communities have taken the One Ton Water Challenge and donated eight pallets of water today to the campaign, equaling more than 18,000 bottles to the campaign. Last week, Progressive Insurance donated more than 20,000 bottles. Business or residents donating pallets of water can contact Melissa Forrester with United Food Bank at firstname.lastname@example.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 500,000 bottles of water, and will continue through Friday, Sept. 14. More than 213,000 bottles have been collected since the campaign began June 4.
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