Faith in Humanity: Valley group’s water, food drive keeping needy safer

Jul 15, 2016, 11:30 AM

The hot summer months are upon us and, for some, this time of year can be deadly.

The Maricopa County Department of Health and Human Services said 110 people died of heat-related issues in 2012. In 2014, that number was cut to just 26. Why?

There are numerous reasons, but the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s annual Code Red event is a contributing factor.

The charity puts out water, food and supplies to help people cool off. In the last two years, it has distributed more than 980,000 bottles of water alone.

Phoenix Rescue Mission accepts donations online.

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Faith in Humanity: Valley group’s water, food drive keeping needy safer