Donate cases of water bottles to help the less fortunate and get deals to two locations!

Posted at 8:55 AM, May 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-26 11:55:09-04

Ford Motor Company, Big Surf Waterpark and Valley-based Famous Dave's are partnering in the 5th Annual "Fill an F150" water drive benefiting The Salvation Army's Extreme Heat Relief Project.

Receive a half-off voucher to Big Surf Waterpark (normally $16.48 for daily admission, redeemable during the 2017 season) and a free brisket sandwich at Famous Dave’s, redeemable through August 2017, by dropping off a case of bottled water between May 26, 2017 and June 11, 2017. Quantities for both offers are limited. 

In order to get the deals, each person must donate at least one case of water (16 oz or larger, 24 or more bottles) at any Metro Phoenix-area Ford Dealership, Valley Famous Dave's restaurant, or Big Surf Waterpark.

All 13 Metro Phoenix-area Ford dealerships, four Valley Famous Dave’s restaurants and Big Surf Waterpark are collecting cases of water.

Ford’s goal is to collect 175,000 bottles of water during the two-week drive in support of The Salvation Army’s goal of collecting 200,000 water bottles. Last year, Ford dealers collected more than 167,000 bottles of water. Ford will also jumpstart the drive with a $10,000 grant in support of the water drive and other Salvation Army programs courtesy of Ford’s Operation Better World Arizona program.

The Salvation Army’s Extreme Heat Relief Project was launched in 2006 to distribute water and provide respite and safety information to those in need at mobile hydration stations in Metro Phoenix on days with excessive heat warnings. 

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, more than 1,500 weather-related deaths from exposure to heat have occurred in Arizona since 2000.

Interested in donating? Here are the locations to donate:

Ford Dealership locations

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, 7100 E. McDowell Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257
(480) 946-3900
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

Big Surf Waterpark:

1500 N. McClintock Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281,
(480) 994-2297

Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley:

• 3250 W. Frye Road, Chandler (Chandler Fashion Center)
• 16148 N. 83rd Ave., Peoria
• 2206 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert (San Tan Village)
• 1011 N. Dobson Road, Mesa (Mesa Riverview)