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Heat-relief stations in the Valley in 2019

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Posted at 4:59 AM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 13:15:20-04

PHOENIX — The Salvation Army will open 12 heat-relief stations during the hottest days of the summer.

Anyone can go to these stations for water and air conditioning. Most are dog-friendly.

  • Apache Junction - Apache Junction Corps Community Center, 605 E. Broadway Rd.
  • Avondale - Estrella Mountain Corps Community Center, 11 N. Third Ave.
  • Chandler - Chandler Corps Community Center, 85 E. Saragosa St.
  • Glendale Corps Community Center, 6010 W. Northern Ave.
  • Valley of the Sun Korean Corps Community Center, 7238 N. 61st Ave.
  • Mesa - Mesa Corps Community Center, 241 E. Sixth St.
  • Phoenix Citadel Corps Community Center, 628 N. Third Ave.
  • Phoenix Maryvale Corps Community Center, 4318 W. Clarendon Ave.
  • Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center South Mountain, 1375 E. Broadway Rd.
  • The Salvation Army Phoenix Family Services Office, 2707 E. Van Buren St., Bldg. 2
  • Surprise - Sun Cities West Valley Corps Community Center, 17420 N. Avenue of the Arts Blvd.
  • Tempe - Tempe Corps Community Center, 40 E. University Dr.

These heat relief stations will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day August 13-15 - and on any day the National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning (such as if the current Excessive Heat Warning is extended beyond August 15, for example.)

Mobile hydration units will also be dispatched from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day August 13-15 to targeted portions of metro Phoenix that have been identified as areas with high homeless populations and encampments.


The Maricopa Association of Governments is offering a collection of heat-relief stations this summer to help keep you safe and cool.

Water hydration stations, collection sites and heat refuge locations will be available through September 2019 at various Valley locations.

An interactive map shows where each site is located, what is offered and a more specific schedule.

NOTE: Some locations are closed on holidays or only open during Excessive Heat Warnings.

Take a look at the interactive map below for more information.