Heat Relief and Community Impact: Small Business Owners’ Guide to Cooling Arizona Summers

Heat Relief and Community Impact: Small Business Owners’ Guide to Cooling Arizona Summers

In this crucial and timely webinar, we will delve into the heart of the Heat Relief Network, a program initiated by the Arizona Government designed to provide respite from the intense summer heat.

This session is tailored for small business owners who have a role to play in mitigating the harsh consequences of our warming climate.

You will gain insights into:

1. Understanding the Impact of Heat: We’ll start by exploring the environmental and health impacts of rising temperatures, particularly focusing on Arizona’s uniquely intense summers.

2. The Heat Relief Network: We’ll explain what the Heat Relief Network is, its importance, and how it functions to provide relief during the hottest months of the year.

3. How Small Businesses Can Help: We’ll provide practical strategies for how small businesses can become involved in the Heat Relief Network, contributing to their local communities and helping to make Arizona a safer and more comfortable place during the summer.

4. Benefits to Businesses: Besides community service, we’ll shed light on how participating in heat relief programs can also benefit businesses in terms of branding, employee satisfaction, and customer loyalty.

Join us for an engaging, informative session that combines climate action, community service, and small business growth. Together, we can cool down Arizona’s summers.

Learn more about the Heat Relief Network at https://azmag.gov/Programs/Heat-Relief-Network.

The Mericopa Association of Governments' Heat Relief Network

The Maricopa Association of Governments’ Heat Relief Network is a regional partnership of organizations unified in a concerted effort to mitigate the effects of extreme summer temperatures on vulnerable populations in Arizona. 


Recognizing that extreme heat is not just a mild discomfort but a significant public health issue, the Heat Relief Network steps in as a beacon of hope for many. The intense summers of Arizona, particularly in Maricopa County, often lead to heat-related illnesses, and in some unfortunate cases, deaths.   


The Heat Relief Network, with its multi-faceted approach, seeks to prevent these heat-related problems through three key services: providing hydration stations, refuge locations, and water donation sites throughout Maricopa County. By focusing on these areas, the Heat Relief Network has been instrumental in providing relief to those most vulnerable during the scorching summer months, including the homeless, elderly, and economically disadvantaged. 

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