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.
The first annual ARA® Sand Volleyball Fundraiser was a huge success! Bringing over 90 people together to enjoy food, live music, and a beautiful Arizona evening. The event had incredible sponsors who made it all happened and donated some incredible prizes. Read to see how much money was raised and how the evening went.
Each year November is recognized as “Homelessness Awareness Month”. This is a time to bring attention to the most vulnerable in our communities. ARA® is dedicating this month to education, awareness, and highlighting other organizations that have the same end goal: end homelessness in the United States. Today we will share what it means to experience homelessness and who is the most at risk of homelessness.
Fox 10 Phoenix highlights ARA® founder and CEO. – When Krystal Wuller walked into a gas station to refill a plastic bottle with water, she was told she needed a reusable one instead. She realized she wasn't the only person that this has happened to and that members of our homeless population who rely on refills need a better way to get them.
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!