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Mesa collects over 770K water bottles in Hydration Donation Campaign

Oct 20, 2022, 8:00 PM
(City of Mesa Photo)
(City of Mesa Photo)

PHOENIX  — Mesa collected 773,075 bottles of water from residents and businesses to help the city surpass its Hydration Donation Campaign goal for the second straight year.

The city set a goal of 600,000 bottles, which the United Food Bank will distribute to nonprofit organizations, including Mesa United Way, Paz de Cristo and A New Leaf-East Valley Men’s Center, according to a press release.

“The Hydration Donation Campaign shows that Mesa is a community of caring people who are willing to come together to support a tremendous cause,” Mayor John Giles said in the release. “Thanks to everyone who donated during the hot summer months, we surpassed our goal and provided help to those in need.”

The campaign began June 1 and ended on Sept. 30.

The first year of the project was 2007, and Mesa has collected more than six million bottles since.

“We are so grateful for all of the support this year during the Mesa Hydration Donation Campaign. We were able to exceed this year’s goal because of all the generous donations of the residents, businesses and community organizations that stepped up once again,” Dave Richins, United Food Bank president and CEO, said in the release.

Mesa resident Amanda Ferguson donated 45,336 bottles through Bottles for Bill, a nonprofit organization that distributes water to food banks and is named after Ferguson’s brother.

Other major contributors included Superstition Springs Elementary School with 12,803 bottles, Bashas with 10,964 and Resolution Copper with 270,720 bottles.

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Mesa collects over 770K water bottles in Hydration Donation Campaign