The goal of the network is to provide resources for vulnerable people and help prevent heat-related deaths, says Chandler Councilmember Kevin Hartke, Co-Chair of the MAG Continuum of Care Board. He notes that the Phoenix area averages 110 days of temperatures above 100 degrees per year.
The Heat Relief Network is a regional partnership of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), municipalities, nonprofit organizations, the faith-based community, and others. Each year, MAG coordinates the mapping of the Heat Relief Network, a network of partners providing hydration stations, refuge locations, and water donation sites throughout the Valley with the goal of preventing heat related and heat caused deaths among people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations.
Printable maps for collection stations and hydration sites are available in English and Spanish. Collection stations are places where water can be donated for use at hydration and refuge locations. Some sites also accept other donations, such as light colored tee-shirts, sun block, socks, underwear, hats, and prepackaged snack items or cash. Hydration Stations are places where individuals can go to receive water and other donated items. Maps also include refuge locations and emergency hydration stations.
To become a Heat Relief Network partner please complete the form at this link:https://arcg.is/mzL4v.
2017 Interactive Heat Relief Maps
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