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Walk Starts Water Campaign Off On the Right Foot

March 24, 2010

Over a hundred folks came down to Starbucks v2v World Water Day Walk on Saturday, bringing enough water to assist 6,378 homeless people and enough donations to build a well for Water for Kids. With that many bottles of water coming in, Starbucks more than met their goal of doubling last year’s donation to the Mission.

For Phoenix Rescue Mission, this walk was the kick-off for a long season of preventing dehydration and possible deaths among the homeless population in partnership with the City of Phoenix Heat Relief Network

Said the Mission’s Nicole Peña, “It was fun. After doing the four mile walk myself, I realized how far that is just to collect drinking water every day.”

The bottled water collected from the walk and from collection points at valley-wide Starbucks locations will be distributed by Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope Coach as Phoenix starts to heat up. The Hope Coach travels throughout the city every day providing water, packed lunches, toiletry kits and during the summer months, light colored clothing and sunscreen to homeless people.

We’d like to thank Starbucks for their continued support of the Mission and to thank all of Saturday’s walkers for putting themselves in someone else’s shoes.

If you’d like to assist us with items for the Hope Coach please visit the Get Involved section of our website or to donate water click here.


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