In Arizona, approximately 132 people die every year from excessive heat.
And in Phoenix, the average temperature in July is 106 degrees. City officials refer to Code Red season as an “invisible, slow-moving crisis.”
The extreme summer heat is particularly punishing for the more vulnerable, such as seniors, those with disabilities and the homeless.
With this troublesome issue in mind, the Stan Abraham and John Vitale Team from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties is raising funds to buy water to help the homeless in Phoenix during the brutal summer months.
In order to help the homeless in Phoenix survive the blistering summer heat, Abraham and Vitale are asking for help in raising money to buy this overlooked segment of the population water.
This fundraising effort is part of the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s seventh annual Code Red Water Drive, which occurred from June 15 to July 15.
“Our goal is to raise $25,000 in total donations,” Abraham said.
Added Vitale, “By donating, you can actually save someone’s life, as life on the streets during summer can be deadly.”
According to the Arizona Emergency Information Network, most heat disorders strike when people spend too much time in the heat or overexert themselves. Older adults, young children and people who are sick, overweight or have an underlying health condition are more susceptible to heat-related illness. The homeless are significantly affected.
The Stan Abraham and John Vitale Team from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties has helped collect 1,400,000 bottles of water for the homeless. Abraham and Vitale also led their office to collect more than 13,000 bottles of water for the local homeless population.
To donate to the Stan Abraham and John Vitale Team Code:Red water drive, made payable to the Phoenix Rescue Mission, visit the office at 16155 N. 83rd Avenue, Suite 140, Peoria.
Donations, which are deductible, will be doubled thanks to a matching grant. Each dollar donated equals 10 bottles of water, which doubles to 20 with the matching grant.