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Summer heat activates Operation Chill Out through Aug. 31

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 20:13:42-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Salvation Army's Operation Chill Out program is in effect through Aug. 31.

The organization's summer program provides summer heat relief by distributing bottles of water and other items that help keep people cool.

According to the Salvation Army, more than 22,000 bottles of water have been distributed this year.

"As we are nearing the end of Operation Chill Out, with only two weeks left, it is wonderful to see what a community can do together when it has one common goal. We are so grateful for our valued community partners and people who have made donations. Together, we have distributed 22,078 bottled waters to our neighbors in need, " said Captain Ellen Oh, The Salvation Army Tucson Area Coordinator. "Your generous donations make a difference."

When a temperature of 102 degrees or above is in the forecast, Operation Chill Out is launched.

If you're able to donate bottles of water and other vital relief items, visit the Salvation Army Hospitality House at 1002 N. Main Ave.