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Ford and Salvation Army team up for water drive

Posted at 7:54 AM, May 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-04 12:39:10-04


Receive Half-Off Voucher to Wet 'N' Wild and Free Brisket Sandwich at Famous Dave's by Dropping Off Case of Bottled Water 5/4-5/20/18

PHOENIX (April 23, 2018) - Ford Motor Company, Wet 'N' Wild Phoenix and Valley-based Famous Dave's have teamed up with The Salvation Army to launch the 6th annual Fill an F-150 Bottled Water Drive, taking place May 4 through May 20, 2018.

All 13 Metro Phoenix-area Ford dealerships and four Valley Famous Dave's restaurants are collecting cases of water to support The Salvation Army Red Shield Survival Squad, which was launched to provide hydration, respite and safety information to those in need at heat relief stations in Metro Phoenix on days with excessive heat warnings. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, approximately 1,300 weather-related deaths from exposure to heat occurred in Arizona between 2005-2015 (see link for heat safety tips and more info).

Wet 'N' Wild Phoenix will provide a half -off any day general admission coupon (good for up to four admissions) to each person who donates at least one case of water (standard 16.9 oz., 24 or more bottles) at any metro Phoenix-area Ford dealership or Valley Famous Dave's restaurant. The discounted daily admission coupon are redeemable during the 2018 season. In addition, Valley Famous Dave's will provide a coupon for one free brisket sandwich redeemable through August 2018 (limit of one coupon per person; must donate 1 case of 24 or more bottles). Quantities for both offers are limited.

"In the scorching Valley heat, the human toll can be just as devastating as in parts of the country that experience hurricanes, tornadoes and floods," said Maj. Nancy Dihle, program coordinator for The Salvation Army Metro Phoenix. "Many people need our help to survive the heat, so we are grateful for this partnership with Ford, Wet 'N' Wild and Famous Dave's, which will provide vital hydration to those in need."

Ford's goal is to collect 150,000 bottles of water during the two-week drive in support of The Salvation Army. Last year, Ford dealers collected more than 136,000 bottles of water. Ford will jumpstart the drive with a $15,000 grant in support of the water drive and other Salvation Army programs courtesy of Ford's Operation Better World Phoenix program.

"This is our 6th annual water drive in partnership with The Salvation Army, which is very much in line with Ford's mission to serve the communities where we do business and help those in need," said Brad Jones, Phoenix regional manager for Ford Motor Company. "We hope our Ford customers - and those new to Ford - will stop by a dealership with their water donation and, in turn, get a little fun out of their good deed with discounted admission to Wet 'N' Wild Phoenix and a free brisket sandwich at Famous Dave's."

Those interested in donating a case of water in support of the Fill an F-150 Water Drive may drop off water at any of the following 13 Valley Ford dealerships May 4 through May 20, 2018:

    AutoNation Ford of North Scottsdale, 8555 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260   (480) 991-3333
    Bell Ford, 2401 W. Bell Road, Phoenix, AZ 85023   
(602) 866-1776
    Berge Ford, 460 E. Auto Center Drive, Mesa, AZ  85204
(480) 497-1111
    Camelback Ford, 1330 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014
(888) 264-1851
    Chapman Ford, 3950 N. 89th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 420-1460
    Earnhardt Ford, 7300 W. Orchid Lane, Chandler, AZ 85285
(602) 893-0000
    Jones Ford Buckeye, 24600 W. Yuma Road, Buckeye, AZ 85326
(623) 386-4429
    Peoria Ford, 9130 W. Bell Road, Peoria, AZ 85382
(623) 977-8888
    Robert Horne Ford, 3400 S. Tomahawk Road, Apache Junction, AZ 85219
(480) 474-2500
    Rodeo Ford, 13680 W. Test Drive, Goodyear, AZ 85338  
(877) 746-1110
    Sanderson Ford, 6400 N. 51st Ave., Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 842-8600
    San Tan Ford, 1429 Motorplex Loop, Gilbert, AZ 85296    
(480) 621-3700
    Surprise Ford, 16825 W. Waddell Road, Surprise, AZ 85388
(623) 792-2522

Donations may also be made at:
    Famous Dave's restaurants in the Valley:
o    3250 W. Frye Road, Chandler (Chandler Fashion Center)
o    16148 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
o    2206 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert (San Tan Village)
o    1011 N. Dobson Road, Mesa (Mesa Riverview)

Media Contacts:

Stephanie Jarnagan, Ford Motor Co., 480-201-7572,
Heather Austin, Wet 'N' Wild Phoenix, 602.738.9252,  
Charlotte Shaff, Famous Dave's, 602-418-8534,
Scott Johnson, The Salvation Army, 602-267-4196,