Pinal County Heat Relief Network

The Heat Relief Network (HRN) is a regional partnership coordinated by the United Way of Pinal County in partnership with municipalities, local government, the faith-based community, local businesses, and others. In the Spring of 2018, we began a coordinated countywide mapping system, which is patterned after the Maricopa Association of Government’s (MAG) successful effort.  The Heat Relief Network provides information on hydration stations, refuge locations, and water donation sites throughout Pinal County with the goal of preventing heat-related and heat caused deaths among people experiencing homelessness and other vulnerable populations.

Want to become a volunteer Hydration Station, a drop-off location, heat refuge or emergency hydration station. 

To view the Heat Relief Network

To view all of the 2018 heat relief partners

Here is how to work the map!


Download the PDF of all HRN Stations in Pinal County

Bringing the heat

The summer heat always comes too early for Arizona residents. With temperatures reaching 100+ degrees as early as late April it can be quite a shock. One day the doors and windows are open, the next the A/C is blasting. 

In Arizona, heat-related illness accounts for an average of 2,000 hospital visits and 118 deaths per year. 6 people in 2017 died in Pinal County due to a heat-related illness.


To make a donation:

Text UWPC Water to 313131


What you can do to help:
  • Donations of snacks, sun protection aids like hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, light-weight clothing, and bottled water are needed.
  • Educate your friends and neighbors about the dangers of extreme heat.
  • Have water bottles available in your car for emergencies.
  • Follow the tips below to avoid heat-related illness.
Tips to avoid heat-related illness:
  • Increase fluid intake regardless of activity level. Staying hydrated is extremely important.
  • Limit exercise or outdoor activity between the hours of 11am and 3pm.
  • When outdoors, wear a sunscreen with a minimum SPF 15 and re-apply often. Wear a hat, lightweight clothing and sunglasses.
  • Rest frequently in shady or cool areas to give the body's temperature a chance to recover and cool down.
  • Never leave infants, children or pets inside a parked vehicle.
  • Respectfully check on elderly neighbors to make sure their air conditioning is working and in use. Take advantage of free air-conditioning by visiting locations like shopping malls, the library or other heat refuge locations provided on the map.



See the success of the Water Drives by viewing the photos here. View Now


Our Partners

Abbott Nutrition, AJ First Assembly of God, AJI Sporting Goods, Apache Junction Chamber of Commerce, Apache Junction Food Bank, Apache Junction Police Department, Apache Junction Public Library, Arizona Tiremen Services, Big O Tires- San Tan Valley, Casa Grande Police Department, Casa Grande Public Library, Casa Grande Stake Latter Day Saints (LDS), Cenpatico, Central Arizona Association of Governments, City of Apache Junction, City of Casa Grande, Community Action Human Resources Agency (CAHRA), Community donors/United Way Investors, Compassion Care Center – Redeemed Threads, Coolidge Ace Hardware, Coolidge Public Library, DES, Eloy Police Department, Eloy Santa Cruz Library, EMPACT – SPC , Empowerment Systems, Epiphany of Christ Lutheran, Florence A&M pizza, Florence Copper, Friends of Apache Junction, Frontier Ace Hardware, Frys (Apache Junction), Frys (Florence), Garrett Motors, Genesis Project, Gold Canyon United Methodist Church, GU Energy Labs, Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Hexcel Corporation, Hope Women’s Center – Apache Junction, Hope Women’s Center – Coolidge, LDS Church, Lola Empanada, McDonald’s, Mount Athos, National Community Health Partner, On Thin Ice, Open Hands Outreach Program (OHOP) , Pinal County Chamber of Commerce, Pinal County Federal Credit Union, Pinal County Housing, Pinal County Sheriffs Office, Pinal Partnership, Republic Services, Right Away Disposal, Safeway (Coolidge), Salvation Army- Apache Junction, Salvation Army- Casa Grande, Seeds of Hope, Inc, Shopes IGA, Sindy’s Just Cuts, St. Vincent De Paul, Casa Grande, SunLife Family Health Centers, Table of Grace Christian Church, The Coolidge Chamber of Commerce, The Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce, The Salsa Lady,
The Salvation Army – Apache Junction, The Sandwich Shoppe, TitleMax, TLCR- Transitional Living Center Recovery, Vista Grande Library, Walmart (Apache Junction), Walmart (Casa Grande), Walmart (Coolidge), What-A-Mess Dog Grooming


For more information please contact Braden Biggs with the United Way of Pinal County at 520-836-0736 or via email at