HSC SCHEDULES MONTHLY WATER-COLLECTION EVENTS FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH THROUGH SEPTEMBER
HUMAN SERVICES CAMPUS SCHEDULES MONTHLY WATER-COLLECTION EVENTS FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH THROUGH SEPTEMBER
60,000 Bottles a Month Needed May To October; 2,000 A Day Are Given Away Now
PHOENIX, Ariz. (March 1, 2021): The Human Services Campus (HSC) plans monthly ThirstAid water drives on the first Saturday of each month beginning March 6 through September from 9 a.m. to noon each day.
Individuals willing to donate need only drive to the Harrison Street Gate at 1300 W. Harrison in Phoenix. HSC staff and volunteers will unload the donations.
“Our campus partner St. Joseph the Worker started ThirstAid a number of years ago and felt it was an effort from which the entire Human Services Campus could benefit,” said HSC, Inc. Development Director Steve Davis.
HSC, a 501c3 nonprofit agency, owns and operates a 13-acre campus at 12th Avenue and Madison that is home to 16 nonprofit organizations providing services and resources to people experiencing homelessness.
The coronavirus pandemic has added another level of urgency, Davis said, “because CDC guidelines for distancing and sanitation prevent us from offering refillable water stations.”
He added that donations of hygiene items are always accepted. These include deodorant, new socks and underwear and facemasks. Other needed items include trash bags, exam gloves (nitrile, powder-free, 15 ml thick), tents at least 84-inches long, sleeping bags, adult pillows, sunscreen, hats, visors, sunglasses, lip balm and aloe burn gel.
Community members interested in participating in the drive also can visit the HSC Amazon Wish List at https://tinyurl.com/qn2ttb6 or by making an online donation to help cover the cost of the needed items at the HSC website, www.hsc-az.org.
HSC, a 501c3 nonprofit agency, owns and operates a 13-acre campus at 12thAvenue and Madison that is home to 16 nonprofit organizations providing services and resources to people experiencing homelessness.
For more information visit www.hsc-az.org.
About the Human Services Campus
Founded in 2005, the Human Services Campus is a collaborative force of partner organizations united on one campus to end homelessness. Located just west of downtown Phoenix, 16 independent agencies on the Campus see nearly 1,000 individuals every day, offering a holistic range of client services including: reunification with family and friends; mental, physical and dental health; shelter; employment; meals; legal services and housing. Having all of these resources in one location with intra-agency communications makes it more feasible to provide a customized engagement for each client to help end their homelessness. For more information, visit www.hsc-az.org.