The Heat Relief Network is a regional partnership of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG), municipalities, nonprofit organizations, the faith-based community, and businesses. 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 illnesses and deaths among vulnerable populations.
The 2020 Heat Relief Network will launch on May 1st and run through the end of September. If you would like to be included as a partner (refuge location, hydration station, or donation collection site), listed on our interactive viewer beginning May 1st, please complete the submission form by April 15, 2020.
We have worked hard to make this process as streamlined as possible. If you have partnered with us in the past, you will simply need to select your agency, network locations and confirm the information needed to include on the viewer. If you are a new partner, thank you for joining the network! The submission form will collect the information we need to include you as a partner.
Submit the Form to Become a Partner
For more information about how you can avoid a heat-related illness, go to the Arizona Department of Health Services website.
Thank you for being a Heat Relief Network partner. Because of your partnership, the network has grown significantly over the years providing much needed water, refuge and network donation sites throughout the region. Partner roles include providing hydration stations, refuge locations and donation collection points, or a combination of these services. It is the partners responsibility to ensure you have water available if you deem yourself as a hydration station and/or refuge location. Please utilize the MAG Heat Relief Network Interactive Map (here) to coordinate with other network partners for donations of water. You may also run your own water donation campaigns to collect water to stock your site. There are many donation sites across the region that are willing to share donations they receive with network partners. MAG is unable to store or transport water or other network resources. However, we can assist you with navigating the interactive map, if needed. In addition to the map, MAG will post monthly printable directories, listing network partners, addresses, and contact information on our website. Please feel free to print and distribute these directories as needed. We truly appreciate your partnership, together we are making a difference!
Thank you for considering becoming a network partner! Partnering with MAG during the summer months gives you and your agency the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of vulnerable populations such as elderly persons, homeless individuals and families, and persons with disabilities.
Partner roles include providing hydration stations, refuge locations and donation collection points, or a combination of these services. It is the partners responsibility to ensure you have water available if you deem yourself as a hydration station and/or refuge location. Please utilize the MAG Heat Relief Network Interactive Map (here) to coordinate with other network partners for donations of water. You may also run your own water donation campaigns to collect water to stock your site. There are many donation sites across the region that are willing to share donations they receive with network partners. MAG is unable to store or transport water or other network resources. However, we can assist you with navigating the interactive map, if needed.
To become a Heat Relief Regional Network partner and appear on the Interactive Map, please fill out the 2020 Heat Relief Network Submission Form.
*Submittal form works best in Chrome browser.
Click the links below to understand why our Heat Relief Network partners participate in the program and how it impacts their communities.
Agencies wishing to become Heat Relief Network partners must first complete the submission form to map their location. The partnering agency is responsible for coordinating with other organizations to obtain, distribute, transport, or store water and/or other donations.
Donation sites are responsible for collecting donations, identifying a hydration/refuge location to give the donations to, and for transporting the donations to the hydration or refuge location.
Hydration only stations locations are responsible for providing water at the location identified. Refuge locations are responsible for providing a cool place for people to take refuge from the heat. Hydration stations/refuge locations may contact donation sites in search of water and coordinate directly with donation site to get water to their location.
The HRN is a voluntary partnership comprised of service providers, faith‐based groups, municipalities, businesses, and nonprofit agencies that mobilize to provide free water and heat refuge to anyone needing help in the region. Network participants can also serve as collection points for cash, bottled water, sun block, lip balm, hats, and other toiletries to combat the heat. The Network is open to any agency or organization wanting to join.
According to USClimateData.com, the average temperatures in the region during the summer months are:
May: 95 degrees
June: 104 degrees
July: 106 degrees
August: 104 degrees
and September: 100 degrees.
Read More About the Heat Relief Network
Additional Extreme Heat Information (Arizona Dept. of Health Services website)
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