Stanton Reminds Residents to be Vigilant During High-Heat Weekend

June 28, 2013

Greg Stanton for News Releases

Caption: Mayor Greg Stanton

Mayor Greg Stanton is calling on all Phoenix residents to be more vigilant over the weekend as temperatures rise to near record highs.
Stanton is asking all Phoenix residents to consider checking on their neighbors, especially children and vulnerable adults to make sure they are OK.

“Phoenix averages 110 days of temperatures above 100 degrees, and we all need to be aware that the heat is dangerous,” Stanton said. “We all need to be vigilant and check on our neighbors, especially seniors and small children, to make sure they are staying indoors and drinking plenty of water.”

Water Hydration Stations

Safety Fact Sheet

Homeless Contact Information

  • Emergency: 911
  • Shelter services hotline: 602-263-8900 or 1-800-799-7739

Pets/Animals Emergency Information

  • Maricopa County Animal Care and Control: 602-506-PETS
  • Arizona Humane Society: 602-997-7586.


When the temperatures soar and the hot summer days are upon us, many homeless people who live on the streets do not have their basic needs met.

Arizona's harsh summer weather conditions can be devastating to people who are unable to avoid them for long periods of time. Older people, children and people with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to extreme temperatures. The community can assist by donating items that will keep people who are homeless cool and protected during the long hot summer.

  • The City of Phoenix is asking people to donate onlythe following items to be distributed to those that are homeless:
    Unopened water bottles
  • Sunscreen
  • New underwear - men's, women's, children's
  • White socks for children or adults
  • White T-shirts for children or adults
  • Bug repellant
  • Cash or check donations to supplement the donated items also are welcomed

Donated items are distributed by local homeless outreach teams from Basic Mission, Catholic Charities, Community Bridges, Health Care for the Homeless, Native American Connections Inc./ HomeBase Youth Services, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Set Free Ministry, Southwest Behavioral Health Services PATH Outreach, Stand Up for Kids, The Salvation Army Project HOPE, TERROS and U.S. Vets, Inc. Visit the Summer Respite webpage for more information.

More Information

The City of Phoenix also website provides information on heat relief, including how to survive extreme heat, hydration station locations and public transit tips. Visit the Summer Heat Safety webpage for more information.

Media Contact:

Sarah Muench 602-262-7111