PHOENIX (STL.News) – In Arizona, approximately 132 people die every year from excessive heat. In Phoenix, the average temperature in July is 106 degrees. City officials refer to Code Red season as an “invisible, slow-moving crisis.” This extreme heat is particularly punishing for the more vulnerable, such as seniors, those with disabilities, and the homeless. In order to help the homeless in Phoenix survive the blistering summer heat, Stan Abraham and John Vitale are asking for your help in raising money to buy this overlooked segment of the population water.
This fundraising effort is part of the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s 7th Annual Code Red Water Drive, which takes place from June 15 to July 15. “Our goal is to raise $25,000 in total donations,” said Stan. Added John, “By donating, you can actually save someone’s life, as life on the streets during summer can be deadly.”
According to the Arizona Emergency Information Network, most heat disorders strike when people spend too much time in the heat or overexert themselves. Older adults, young children, and people who are sick, overweight or have an underlying health condition are more susceptible to heat-related illness. The homeless are significantly affected.
The Stan Abraham and John Vitale Team from Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties has helped collect 1,400,000 bottles of water for the homeless. They also helped lead their office to collect more than 13,000 bottles of water for the local homeless population.
To donate to the Stan Abraham and John Vitale Team Code:Red water drive, made payable to the Phoenix Rescue Mission, please visit their office at 16155 N. 83rd Avenue, Suite 140, Peoria, AZ 85382. Donations, which are deductible, will be doubled thanks to a matching grant. Each dollar donated equals 10 bottles of water, which doubles to 20 with the matching grant.
Stan has been a Phoenix Realtor since 2004. In 2008, John became his business partner, and a year later they became the top selling agents locally and in the top 1% of agents with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices nationwide.
About Stan Abraham & John Vitale Team, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties
Stan and John work from the Northwest office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona (BHHSAZ) with both buyers and sellers and relocation. BHHSAZ is one of the most trusted names in Arizona real estate, and is comprised of top-producing real estate professionals. For more information, please call Stan at (602) 618-0892, John at (602) 770-1087, or visit http://www.PhxHomeList.com. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties is located at 16155 N. 83rd Avenue, Ste. 140, Peoria, AZ 85382; telephone 623-298-2200.