Abrazo West Campus and Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center donated more than 24,000 bottles of water to All Faith Community Services Food Bank.
On Sept. 4, Abrazo West Campus Chief Executive Officer Stan Holm, Buckeye Mayor Jackie Meck and Goodyear Mayor Georgia Lord presented the donated water to Buckeye Councilman Craig Heustis who is president of All Faith Community Services Food Bank and Resource Center. Meck and Lord are both members of the hospital board.
Hospital employees, community members and businesses donated water at Abrazo West Campus (formerly West Valley Hospital), 13677 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear; and the Abrazo Buckeye Emergency Center (formerly West Valley Emergency Center), 525 S. Watson Road in Buckeye.
“Arizona’s harsh summer weather conditions can be devastating to people who are unable to avoid them for long periods of time,’’ Holm said. “We collected water as a way to help keep people cool and hydrated. I commend our associates for seeking ways to embrace our community neighbors. I’m also proud of their passion to touch lives.’’
Partners for Health, a nonprofit group, donated 300 cases of water bottles which totals more than 7,500 bottles. The Buckeye Valley Fire District has donated 100 cases of bottled water which is more than 3,000 bottles.
“The Buckeye Valley Fire District’s donation will go a long way in helping our community,’’ Holm said. “It’s always an honor to connect with our pre-hospital partners on services like this.’’
All Faith Community Services Food Bank and Resource Center is a Buckeye-based nonprofit group that provides emergency food supplies, clothing and basic necessities to individuals and families.