Donate today to provide access to cold, clean drinking water.
72% of persons experiencing homelessness are thirsty all or most of the time. When faced with difficult circumstances in life, the last thing you should have to worry about is how to find and pay for water. A basic human need. Often those struggling are given small single-use plastic bottles that allow water to become hot quickly, and do not provide enough water for a day. In high temperatures the chemical bonds in the plastic also break down and leach into the water, making the water unsafe to drink.
When you're living outdoors in 110+ degree temperatures its is extremely hard to stay safe, hydrated, and regulate your body temperature. Often in Arizona, we see what is called "Excessive Heat Warming". These encourage people to limit time outdoors and drink plenty of water among other things. How do you do this when you have no place to call home? How do you limit time outdoors when you live outdoors?
We joined forces with our friends at Andre House to bring in 200 more bottles to downtown Phoenix.
Without cold water, heat kills.
Often when we think of supporting the homeless community, we think of clothing, food banks, etc. Water is an afterthought… because, for most of us, we have never had to think about where we will get water each day. However, water is a vital lifeline that currently lacks sustainable distribution. Let’s work together to ensure EVERYONE has a means to cold, safe, drinking water!