2018 Heat Respite @ Grace Lutheran Church


Cause Areas


Mon Jun 11, 2018 08:30 AM - Fri Aug 31, 2018 05:30 PM


1124 N. 3rd St.Phoenix, AZ 85004
Food Serivce


For our 13th year we will host a heat relief station in Hope Hall, June 11th - August 31st, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm. Our mission during the summer months is to provide a space for heat relief while building community through the sharing of meals, water, community resources, and ourselves.

If you or your friends, family, coworkers, or neighbors would like to be part of serving the community, Heat Respite is a great opportunity. Remember that you can volunteer in a variety of capacities and times as we need folks who can work in the kitchen, with guests, performing administrative tasks, those who can stay all day every day and those who may only have one hour all summer. Please contact Sven Lenkewitz at (602) 551-9234, Paul Hansen-Mitev at (480) 338-0225 or email at outreach@graceinthecity.com.


During a two week period in the summer of 2005, a significant heat wave resulted in the death of more than 30 people. Since this date, the Heat Relief Network has coordinated and implemented hydration stations, refuge locations, and water donation sites throughout the Valley with the goal of preventing heat related and heat caused deaths among the homeless population and other vulnerable populations.

Grace Lutheran Church has been part of this network since its inception. But beyond providing hydration, respite and wellness checks during the summer months, the 2015 Heat Respite @ Grace Lutheran Church has greater aims. In line with the mission of Grace, the Heat Respite program aspires to reach out to not only the physical needs of those who come through the doors, but to their fullness as human beings, volunteer and guest.


  • Cooking / Catering
  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Relationship Building
  • Food Service
  • Hospitality

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Commitments of one hour or many, all are welcome!

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