PHOENIX, AZ — For most people, the intense heat leads them to stay indoors and hydrated, however, for the homeless these luxuries are not easy to come by. Every year nearly 2,000 people in Arizona are hospitalized because of heat related illnesses according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. With temperatures consistently above 115 degrees in Phoenix the homeless, whom don’t have the option of being indoors and clean water is sparse, are especially in danger.
Goettl Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber have responded by donating 10,000 bottles of water to the Phoenix Rescue Mission whom will distribute the water to the homeless at local shelters and throughout the hot streets of Phoenix.
Sue Gaub with the Phoenix Rescue Mission reached out to Goettl Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber as temperatures climbed. “Help with this initiative is super important and will make a huge difference as we are able to help increased numbers coming to us, increased numbers out on the streets of Phoenix, as well as other ministries while we serve as a main hydration station for the City of Phoenix.”
This is the third year Goettl Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber have worked together to provide water to meet the needs of the Phoenix Rescue Mission. Per Ken Goodrich, CEO of Goettl Air Conditioning and The Sunny Plumber: “The extreme temperatures of the desert summer are dangerous. We are committed to keeping the community safe; whether it be the air conditioning and plumbing services we provide to the community, the charities we support; or any other way that makes a big impact, we’re happy to do so in any way possible.”