The Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign, which collects water to help people in need during the hot summer months, is being extended two additional weeks and will now end Friday, Sept. 28.
Organizers of the campaign, including the City of Mesa, United Food Bank and Mesa Chamber of Commerce, have extended the campaign due to high temperatures consistently exceeding triple digits during the entire month of September. Also, the campaign continues to collect thousands of bottles of water each week due to the generosity of the campaign. This year's goal is to collect 500,000 bottles of water. As of Sept. 6, 356,321 bottles have been collected. The additional time should help the campaign achieve that goal.
A major part of the Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign is the One Ton Water Challenge. 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. 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.
You can donate water at various drop-off locations throughout the City. A complete list of locations is available at www.mesaaz.gov/H2Omesa.
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