The city of Glendale continues to support the critical work of the Heat Relief Network, spearheaded by the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG).
Valley municipalities, nonprofit organizations, faith-based communities and area businesses work together as part of this network to help those who may be most vulnerable to heat-related illness or death.
More than 300 people lost their lives due to heat last summer. Glendale Mayor and MAG Chair Jerry Weiers said it can affect all of us.
“Many of these victims were people experiencing homelessness. Some were people working outside. Some were homebound adults. This can happen to anyone.”
With temperatures already rising, Glendale and other communities are taking action. Heat relief sites in Glendale include the Glendale Community Action Program and Public Housing offices.
Additional sites are located at the Glendale Municipal Courts building, the Glendale Cemetery and all four Glendale Public Library branches.
There is also an Emergency Heat Relief Station at the Salvation Army Glendale Corps at 6010 W. Northern Avenue.
Hydration stations, cooling stations and water donation sites throughout the county can be found on MAG’s interactive heat relief map.
The city of Glendale also offers several additional excessive heat-related programs, including a Glendale emergency home repair program and utility assistance. Utility assistance is offered through the CAP office for qualifying residents.
The emergency home repair program helps low- to moderate-income households in need of repairs, such as AC unit or evaporative cooler repair.
The city partners with Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona to offer this program.
For additional information, contact Habitat for Humanity at 623-583-2417 ext. 108 or visit habitatcaz.org.