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Get Involved! Grant Funds are Available to add more trees and shade in Phoenix. We are looking to fund projects in neighborhoods with low tree and shade coverage throughout the City. 

As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), the City of Phoenix is offering two grant opportunities to increase tree and shade coverage in Phoenix. The grant programs are: Community Canopy and Canopy for Kids.

The Office of Heat Response and Mitigation is developing a new Tree and Shade Plan to set program and policy direction that will impact health, quality of life, and economic vitality in Phoenix for many years into the future. The department launched a questionnaire seeking input from residents to ensure that the new plan best reflects the needs and values of the community. The questionnaire is completely anonymous.

La Oficina de Mitigación y Respuesta al Calor está desarrollando un nuevo plan de árboles y sombra para establecer una dirección de programas y políticas que impactará la salud, la calidad de vida y la vitalidad económica en Phoenix durante muchos años en el futuro. El departamento lanzó un cuestionario solicitando la opinión de los residentes para garantizar que el nuevo plan refleje mejor las necesidades y valores de la comunidad. El cuestionario es completamente anónimo.




 

 

Phoenix Kicks off Summer Safety Campaign With Heat Awareness Week https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/article/3093Articles and Features5/6/2024 5:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/3093/4.pngPhoenix Kicks off Summer Safety Campaign With Heat Awareness Week <div class="ExternalClassB609CBF092684DADB1E75BF3F295F396"><html> <span style="background-color:window;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <span style="font-size:12pt;">​The 2024 heat season has arrived and Phoenix is prepared to keep as many people as possible safe, comfortable, and healthy during the long stretch of dangerous temperatures.</span> <span style="font-size:16px;"> <br> </span> </span> <br> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"> <strong>What’s new in 2024?</strong> </span> <strong> </strong> <br style=""> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <em>Respite Centers and Extended Cooling Center Hours<br></em> </span> </span> <span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The City of Phoenix is expanding public heat relief options this year. For the first time, Phoenix offers two heat respite centers that will be accessible overnight. Now through Sept. 30, </span> <span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Burton Barr Central Library</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> will operate as a 24-hour respite center. Additionally, the Senior Opportunities West Senior Center at 7</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-fontsize="12">th</span> </span> <span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> Ave. and Buckeye will offer overnight respite hours daily from 6 p.m.-5 a.m.</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":2,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":160,"335559740":324}"> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Other cooling centers also have extended hours in 2024. Yucca, Cholla, and Harmon Libraries will now stay open as cooling centers Mondays thru Saturdays until 10 p.m. On Sundays, these three locations will open as cooling centers from noon to 10 p.m. All other Phoenix Public Libraries now serve as cooling centers during their regular business hours.</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":2,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":160,"335559740":324}"> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">To find any of the 95+ cooling centers now open in Phoenix, along with hydration stations where free bottled water is available, check the Heat Relief Network’s </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://azmag.gov/Programs/Heat-Relief-Network"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">countywide </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">map</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">.</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":true,"134233118":true,"201341983":2,"335557856":16777215,"335559739":160,"335559740":324}"> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <em>Longer Trail Closures</em> </span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Three popular City of Phoenix </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/newsroom/parks-and-recreation/3080"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">hiking trails will close</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> during extremely hot days in 2024. On days when the National Weather Service issues an Excessive Heat Warning, Camelback Mountain's Echo and Cholla Trails and all trails associated with Piestewa Peak Trailhead in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve will now close beginning at 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. During Excessive Heat Warnings, trail access is limited, parking lot gates will be closed, and signage will be posted.</span> </p><p><span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"><em>H</em><em>eat Ordinance For Contracted City Workers</em></span><span style="font-size:16px;"> </span><br style="font-size:16px;"><span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">A heat mitigation ordinance that protects workers contracted by the City of Phoenix is now in effect. It applies to all non-governmental contracts, licenses, and leases held by the City that involve work in an outdoor environment. Under the </span><span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">new ordinance </span><span style="font-size:16px;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">now in effect, all contractors are required to have a written heat safety plan on file that addresses criteria such as drinking water, breaks, and access to shaded areas or air conditioning.</span><span style="font-size:16px;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335551550":1,"335551620":1,"335559685":0,"335559737":0,"335559738":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"> </span><br></p> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <b>Heat Safety and Awareness<br></b> </span> </span> <span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Heat Awareness Week is May 6-10 and it’s a good time to reacquaint yourself with potentially life-saving heat safety tips.</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:window;color:windowtext;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559738":240,"335559739":210,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> <span lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <em>Keep an Eye on the Weather</em> </span> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> </span> <em> </em> <br style=""> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">The National Weather Service issues heat watches and warnings (@NWSPhoenix on social media). During these times, it is recommended to remain indoors whenever possible. Even when an excessive heat warning is not in effect, the summer weather can still be dangerous. If you must be outdoors, it is recommended that you do it either before 9 a.m. or after 6 p.m.  </span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559738":240,"335559739":210,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <em>Stay Hydrated</em> <em></em> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Don’t forget to drink plenty of water </span> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">before</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> any vigorous or outdoor activity. Make sure to take frequent breaks and drink water regularly throughout the day, even when you are not thirsty. The CDC recommends that people working outdoors drink eight ounces of water every 15-20 minutes. Avoid sugary drinks, alcohol, and caffeine. Know the signs of </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/piosite/Documents/PAYS_May_2023_Summer_Safety.pdf"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">heat exhaustion and heat stroke</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">.</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">  </span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <em>Protect your Skin</em> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Always apply sunscreen to exposed skin. The CDC recommends a minimum of SPF 15. Reapply at least every two hours while in sunlight. Light-colored clothing and wide-brimmed hats can also help protect your skin and keep your body temperature down.</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559738":240,"335559739":210,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parkssite/Pages/take-a-hike-do-it-right.aspx"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink"> <em>Take a Hike</em> </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink"> <em>.</em> </span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink"> <em> Do It Right</em> </span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">No hike should happen during the hottest part of the day. Even at night, summer hikes in Phoenix can be extremely hot and dangerous. Always carry a cell phone, hike with a partner, and stay on the trails.</span><span style="font-size:12pt;background-color:window;color:windowtext;"> </span></p><p> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <em>Landlord Cooling Ordinance </em> </span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Did you know there is a City ordinance that requires landlords to provide reasonable cooling to rental housing units? Phoenix landlords are required to maintain housing units at 82 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler for units with air conditioning, and 86 degrees Fahrenheit or cooler for evaporative coolers. To learn more about your rights or report a violation call 602-262-7210.   </span> <span style="font-size:12pt;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559738":240,"335559739":210,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <em>Other resources</em> </span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Phoenix has 16 </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="/parks/pools"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">city pools</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> that will be open all summer and two pools that will be open for a limited time in June and July. Find the one closest to you for swimming lessons or just a place to cool off. </span> <span style="font-size:12pt;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559738":240,"335559739":210,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Make sure to follow the City's Summer Safety Campaign (#PHXSummer) on all our social media platforms for more information during Heat Awareness Week and throughout the Summer.</span> <span style="" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559738":240,"335559739":210,"335559740":259}"> </span> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Facebook:</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/CityofPhoenixAZ"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">City of Phoenix, AZ USA</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/HeatReadyPHX"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Heat Ready PHX</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.facebook.com/phoenixparks"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">X (formerly Twitter):</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/CityofPhoenixAZ"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">@CityofPhoenixAZ</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/HeatReadyPHX"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">@HeatReadyPHX</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/PhoenixParks"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">@PhoenixParks</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559738":240,"335559739":210,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto">Instagram</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/cityofphoenixaz/"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">@cityofphoenixaz</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/heatreadyphx/"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">@heatreadyphx</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;"> </span> <br style="font-size:12pt;"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="https://www.instagram.com/phxparks/"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">@phxparks</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="auto"></span> <span style="font-size:12pt;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559738":240,"335559739":210,"335559740":259}"> </span> </p> <div> <p> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">Find more details at </span> <a rel="noreferrer noopener" target="_blank" href="http://phoenix.gov/Summer"> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none"> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">Phoenix.gov/S</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">umm</span> <span style="" data-ccp-charstyle="Hyperlink">er</span> </span> </a> <span style="font-size:12pt;" lang="EN-US" data-contrast="none">.</span> <span style="font-size:12pt;" data-ccp-props="{"134233117":false,"134233118":false,"201341983":0,"335557856":16777215,"335559738":240,"335559739":210,"335559740":259}"> ​</span> </p> </div> <span id="ms-rterangepaste-end"></span> <p> <br> </p> </html></div>Newsarticle
City Takes Proactive Safety Steps to Protect Residents as Extreme Summer Heat Hits Phoenix https://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/human-services/2387Human Services6/16/2022 11:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2387/Newsroom_HumanServices_005.jpgCity Takes Proactive Safety Steps to Protect Residents as Extreme Summer Heat Hits Phoenix <div class="ExternalClass0721CA2FA6EF4C85B0000F2AD5C2B4B4"><p> The City of Phoenix is proactively working to reverse the trend of increasing heat-related deaths in Maricopa County and save lives this summer by increasing resources dedicated to heat respite. In 2021, there were 338 heat-associated deaths in Maricopa County. Of those, 130 (42%) were among people experiencing homelessness. The number of heat-associated deaths among those experiencing homelessness declined by 24% from 2020 to 2021 while the overall number of heat-associated deaths continued to rise.</p><p> The City is dedicated to providing safe places where people in need can go to cool down during the hot summer months. That includes providing heat respite for more than 1,600 people during the day and 1,180 people at night, either through direct funding or partnerships with Maricopa County and non-profit agencies. In 2022, the City has added the following new resources: </p><ul><li><p> A total of four new shade structures at the Human Services Campus (HSC). There is an enclosed shade structure with air conditioning at 9th Avenue and Jackson which can serve 120 people during the day. There are also three new additional shade structures with evaporative cooling on the Campus lawn and at 12th Avenue and Madison, which can serve 200 people during the day. People do not need an HSC identification card, or any ID, to access the cooling tents at 9th Avenue and Jackson or at 12th Avenue and Madison. </p></li></ul><ul><li><p> The Office of Heat Response and Mitigation (OHRM) is distributing high-quality, insulated, reusable water bottles; hats; sunscreen; personal misters; and cooling towels to those who are in need around the Human Services Campus, and across the city. Volunteers with the We're Cool program are helping distribute supplies on the streets several times each week.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p> OHRM has also provided 30,000 of the above-mentioned heat relief items free of charge to 30 community nonprofit organizations that in turn help distribute the items through their own outreach efforts. </p></li></ul><ul><li><p> The City provided additional ice chests and water for distribution at the Human Services Campus located at 9th Avenue and Jackson and 12th Avenue and Madison.</p></li></ul><ul><li><p> The City identified a vacant building at 2739 E. Washington St. and quickly created a 24/7 heat respite center for 200 people which opened in mid-May. The shelter provides wraparound services and is unique in that it prioritizes serving people experiencing homelessness in the neighborhood surrounding the shelter and in the area surrounding the Human Services Campus. $16 million of the approved ARPA Second Tranche Strategic Plan is dedicated to keeping this facility open beyond the summer for an additional two years, through at least December 2024. </p></li></ul><ul><li><p> The City funded the new $1.6 million Respiro Structure, which opened in March at the Human Services Campus, adding 100 shelter beds to provide day and nighttime respite for people experiencing homelessness. </p></li></ul><ul><li><p> The City funded 175 new beds at Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), expanding its capacity to 600 people. The City also worked with CASS to expand services to include daytime heat respite instead of offering respite only at night. </p></li></ul><ul><li><p> OHRM developed an outreach plan in coordination with the Human Services Department (HSD) for those around the Human Services Campus. The goals are as follows: </p></li></ul><ul><ul><li><p> Guide individuals to the new, enclosed cooling tent and other available resources via direct contacts and signage</p></li><li><p> Provide heat relief supplies at/near the cooling tent</p></li><li><p> Monitor use of shade/cooling/water areas on and around HSC </p></li><li><p> Collect temperature/thermal comfort measurements in various shade/cooling area</p></li><li><p>Provide information about additional nearby cooling centers and hydration stations if needed.</p></li></ul></ul><ul><li><p> The City provided additional funding to the Human Services Campus and Community Bridges, Inc. for outreach teams focused on engaging people who are unsheltered and encouraging people to come to safe, indoor spaces. </p></li></ul><ul><li><p> On June 7, the Phoenix City Council approved an additional $70.5 million in affordable housing and homelessness projects as part of the City's ARPA Second Tranche Strategic Plan. An additional $9M was committed in the ARPA Second Tranche Strategic Plan to tree and shade initiatives that will contribute to long-term heat mitigation and thermal comfort for residents and visitors. The City had previously dedicated $50 million to homeless solutions in the fiscal year 2021-22 </p></li></ul><p> Additionally, the City works with several community partners to continue previously-offered heat relief options including: </p><ul><li><p> The Lodestar Day Resource Center (LDRC) at the Human Services Campus provides day and night heat relief for 100 people. </p></li></ul><ul><li><p> St. Vincent de Paul provides day and night heat relief for 180 people in its dining hall. </p></li></ul><ul><li><p> The Justa Center provides daytime heat respite for 120 people. </p></li></ul><ul><li><p> The City of Phoenix is part of the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG)'s regional Heat Relief Network, which offers cooling centers and hydration stations to people in need throughout the County. More than 50 of the 100+ cooling centers are within Phoenix city limits. <br></p></li><li><p> Free transportation to cooling centers and hydration stations is available 8 a.m.-5 p.m. by calling 2-1-1, thanks to a generous contribution from Arizona Public Service (APS). <br></p></li><li><p> The City invites participation in direct heat relief outreach efforts to vulnerable community members through the We're Cool and Cool Callers programs. Those interested to participate can learn more and sign up at phoenix.gov/volunteer. </p></li></ul><p> To learn more about how to manage the extreme heat of summer visit <a target="_blank" href="/heatsite"> Phoenix.gov/HeatSite</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.heataz.org/"> HeatAZ.org</a>.</p><p>Find cooling stations and water through the Heat Relief Network:<a target="_blank" href="https://hrn.azmag.gov/">hrn.azmag.gov</a>.<br></p><p> View heat-health data: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.maricopa.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/5404"> https://www.maricopa.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/5404</a>.<br></p></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/humanservicesNewshuman-services
Free Heat Relief Supplies Available to Community Organizationshttps://www.phoenix.gov/newsroom/environmental-programs/2379Environment & Sustainability6/9/2022 7:30:00 PMhttps://www.phoenix.gov/newssite/Lists/NewsArticle/Attachments/2379/Newsroom _OHRM_1.jpgFree Heat Relief Supplies Available to Community Organizations<div class="ExternalClass1649ECD62B394A4CA747782B4CEC0253"><html> <span style="font-size:12pt;">​</span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">With temperatures already reaching beyond 110° for the first time this year, Phoenix's Office of Heat Response and Mitigation is teaming up with local nonprofit and charitable organizations to get heat relief supplies to the people who need them most.</span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Organizations that conduct heat relief outreach efforts in Maricopa County are invited to request free heat relief supplies newly available from the City of Phoenix. Available items include supplies for individuals, such as hats, misters, and sunscreen, as well as supplies for organizations and facilities, including coolers, insulated backpacks, and wagons. Organizations are also invited to suggest additional items to be made available for community outreach. </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The City of Phoenix has already filled requests heat relief supplies from 18 different community organizations over the past week.</span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">“Those organizations have been getting critical resources out to community members ahead of and during the first excessive heat wave of 2022," said Heat Response Director David Hondula.</span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">Some of the supplies distributed include:</span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><ul><li><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">More than 1800 insulated water bottles</span></li><li><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">More than 2000 wide-brimmed hats</span></li><li><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">More than 4500 spray sunscreens</span></li><li><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">More than 500 personal misters</span></li><li><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">More than 4500 cooling towels</span></li></ul><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;">The full list of available items, as well as terms of participation, are available on the <a target="_blank" href="https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a6WU0k7EIYRPpBJ3RtumS-dUN1VDWFBVVFMwUTBPTERGVlBUMjRNOERGTy4u">online request form</a>. Participating organizations should be prepared to comply with federal reporting requirements as coordinated by the City of Phoenix. </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> </span><br style="font-size:14.6667px;"><span style="font-size:14.6667px;"> Click <a target="_blank" href="https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=XGm5lg5PvUKK37p1V2A0a6WU0k7EIYRPpBJ3RtumS-dUN1VDWFBVVFMwUTBPTERGVlBUMjRNOERGTy4u">HERE​</a> to request supplies.</span><br></html></div>https://www.phoenix.gov/oepNewsenvironmental-programs

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