Water donations can be taken at Scottsdale Midas, Goodwill

During two consecutive weeks of oppressive heat with temperatures hovering between 110 and 115 degrees, St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance has responded to the increased need from clients and requests from agency partners for bottled water to keep those in need well-hydrated.

food bankBut with at least three months of triple-digit temperatures still ahead, supplies have dwindled and St. Mary’s is appealing to the public for donations of bottled water to make sure the food bank will have enough to last through the long Arizona summer, according to a press release.

Full or partial cases of water (in 16 ounce plastic bottles) are the best for distribution to families and agency partners, but any size of  unopened containers of water are welcome, stated the release.

The Midas Auto Care Center at 9550 N. 90th St. in Scottsdale will serve as a drop-off site until July 4, according to the release. Customers who donate water or food will receive a special coupon for $10 off a future oil change, stated the release.

To make donations as convenient as possible, all Goodwill locations in the Valley will serve as drop-off locations for bottled water for the first two weeks of July – in addition to serving as a donation food drop-off site every day of the year.

“As we all know, the final few weeks of June have been very hot and the need for bottled water increased sharply after a pleasantly mild spring,” St. Mary’s President and CEO Beverly Damore stated in a release. “We appreciated our friends at Goodwill making it easy for everyone to donate by allowing all of their locations to serve as a drop-off for water donations.”

Representatives from Goodwill and St. Mary’s food bank will be available to talk about the need for bottled water donations at the Goodwill store at 725 W. Indian School Road from 8 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2.

Please coordinate with St. Mary’s food bank alliance director of public relations Jerry Brown.

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