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Donate to ABC15 summer water drive to help Arizona families

Posted at 5:48 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2022-05-27 11:18:49-04

PHOENIX – ABC15 Arizona and CW61 Arizona are taking action to help the community during Arizona’s hot summer months. St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) gives out more than 5,000 bottles of water a day to people in need.

ABC15 Arizona and CW61 Arizona, in partnership with SVdP, Bashas’ and Food City, are hosting a summer water drive to help the less fortunate and encouraging our community to donate.

Dates:

Wednesday, June 1 – Thursday, June 30

How to Donate:

· All Bashas’ and Food City locations throughout the state of Arizona will be accepting monetary donations at the register June 1-30 and water donations on Tuesday, June 14, and Thursday, June 23.

· All six St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores will be accepting water and monetary donations. Store hours and addresses are listed at abc15.com/water.

· Text “Waterdrive” anytime to 602 500 0201

· Give online at abc15.com/water

ABC15 and CW61 will host a phone bank on Tuesday, June 14, to give viewers an additional way to help our community. SVdP volunteers will be taking donations in local shows throughout the day and the message of need will be delivered on all ABC15 platforms.

“We’ve all seen the increase in need in our community as more people have lost their homes and live on the street,” said Shannon Clancy, SVdP associate CEO. “With the heat here, we know more lives are at stake and water is one of the most immediate ways we can help. That’s why the ABC15 Water Drive is critical to St. Vincent de Paul’s work, as we deliver this life-saving resource to some of our community’s most vulnerable. We’re incredibly grateful to ABC15 and Bashas’ for being some of the first community partners to take action for our 100 Days of Summer [100days.stvincentdepaul.net] initiative that invites people into our mission during this toughest season. But we hope more people will join them by donating and helping us get water to those whose lives are counting us.”

“Access to fresh water is critical for survival. Not just during hot summer months but also during emergency response situations,” said Edward “Trey” Basha, president and CEO of Bashas’ Family of Stores. “St. Vincent de Paul provides invaluable support for first responders on the frontline of disasters, while also ensuring that families across Arizona have the lifesaving clean water they need.”

For more information, go to abc15.com/water.

Locations are as follows:

Bell Road Thrift Store
2945 E. Bell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Chandler Thrift Store
963 W. Elliot Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85225

Mesa Thrift Store
2352 W. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

Avondale Thrift Store
1450 N Dysart Rd
Avondale, AZ 85323

Sunnyslope Thrift Store
8231 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85020

Surprise Thrift Store
12751 W. Bell Rd.
Suite 133
Surprise, AZ 85374

For Media inquiries, contact: Suzanna Stanton Community Manager 602-685-3019

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