Homeless Continue to Need Help Staying Cool in the Summer

July 30, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — The city of Phoenix will accept donated items through Sept. 30 for the many homeless people who have no shelter and are in need of a few basic items that will keep them safe during the hot summer days.

The city is asking people to donate only the following items – unopened water bottles, sunscreen, new underwear, white socks, white T-shirts, insect repellent and pre-packaged snack items such as individually wrapped cookies and crackers – that will be distributed to the homeless. Cash or check donations to supplement the donated items also are welcomed.

Tax-deductible donations may be delivered to the city’s three Family Services Centers: Travis L. Williams, 4732 S. Central Ave., 602-534-4732; John F. Long, 3454 N. 51st Ave., 602-262-6510; and Sunnyslope, 914 W. Hatcher Road, 602-495-5229. The centers are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

The donated items are distributed by local homeless outreach teams from Basic Mission, Catholic Charities, Community Bridges, HomeBase Youth Services, Maricopa County Healthcare for the Homeless, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Set Free Ministry, Southwest Behavioral Health Services/PATH Outreach, Stand Up for Kids, TERROS, The Salvation Army Project HOPE, Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development and US Vets.

For more information, call 602-262-4520 or visit phoenix.gov/humanservices/sumresp.html.

Media Contact:
Marcie Colpas
Cell 602-262-6164
602-696-6164

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