Heat Relief Network Seeks Water Bottles

United Way sets 50 pallets goal

As we embark into 2019, we begin to think about the upcoming community impact projects — one of the largest being our annual community hydration drive. In the spring of 2018, united together, we launched the Pinal County Heat Relief Network.

Networked together with over 70 community partners ranging from local government, faith-based communities, local businesses and community members, we flooded Pinal County with 38 pallets of water. That is over 80,000 individual water bottles! We also put over 3,000 lbs of electrolyte packets into the community.

This year, we want to make the 2018 flood look like nothing more than a mere puddle. Our goal is to distribute 50 pallets of water. Through donations of water pallets with 60 cases of 36 individual bottles per case, we can distribute 108,000 water bottles this summer.

It is our goal to obtain and begin distributing pallets to our various Hydration Stations by April 1st, 2019. To be able to ensure that we are prepared to turn on the waterworks, we ask that you visit our registration page to sign up as a Hydration Station, Drop Off Location, Heat Refuge or Emergency Hydration Station.

Hydration Station: Place to give out water

Drop Off Location: Donation drop off only

Heat Refuge: Place to step inside and sit down with A/C and water

Emergency Hydration Station: Opened during a heat warning issued by the National Weather Service

You can sign up today at www.unitedwayofpc.org/heatrelief

Make a monetary donation today to help kick off the 2019 Hydration Network: www.unitedwayofpc.org/water.

We will be crafting flyers and marketing material to distribute county-wide to receive donations of snacks, sun protection aids like hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, lightweight clothing and bottled water. Once we have those, we will blast them out for distribution.

If you have any questions, please contact our Community Programs Manager, Braden Biggs at

520-233-8272, or email: Braden.biggs@Unitedwayofpc.org.

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