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Mesa begins hydration donation campaign

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MESA, AZ (CBS5) -

With temperatures about to hit triple digits on a regular basis, the City of Mesa is working with nonprofit agencies and businesses to provide supplies of water to the homeless and unsheltered.

The seventh annual Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign began Monday. Residents are asked to donate water at various drop-off locations throughout the City:

Mesa Fire Department Volunteer Center

2830 E. Adobe (located behind Fire Station 206 at Lindsay and Adobe)

24-hour drop-off at Volunteer Center door

Red Mountain Multigenerational Center

7550 E. Adobe

5:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday

Rhodes Aquatics Complex

1860 S. Longmore

1 p.m. - 8 p.m. Monday

1 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tuesday - Friday

United Food Bank

245 S. Nina Drive (north of Broadway between Extension and Alma School)

7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

Collection bins will be available on evenings and weekends

Paz de Cristo

424 W. Broadway

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday

3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday - Sunday

A New Leaf - MesaCAN

635 E. Broadway

6 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday in front lobby

A New Leaf - East Valley Men's Center

2345 N. Country Club Drive

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Daily

Fiesta Mall - Guest Services

1445 W. Southern Ave.

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday

Superstition Springs Center - Guest Services

6555 E. Southern Ave.

10 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday

11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday

Last year, 320,386 bottles of water were donated during the campaign, an increase in donations of nearly 100,000 bottles from the previous year. The water is distributed through United Food Bank to numerous agencies in the valley, including A New Leaf-East Valley Men's Center, Paz de Cristo, Saint Vincent de Paul and Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS).

The Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign will be collecting water until Sept. 13. For more information, contact Mesa Community Revitalization Coordinator Rob Schweitzer at 480-644-3024.

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