Forget what it says on the calendar. Just look at the thermometer and you know that summer has arrived in Arizona.
Water is a very precious commodity in our state and even more so to those who don’t have access to water – the homeless and those who have had to do without utilities in their homes.
Eagle Scout Troop 694 member and Willow Canyon High School student Tanner Jensen recognized a need in the community and dedicated his scout project to collecting as much water as he could for the homeless and others in his neighborhood. Tanner asked for donations from family, friends, fellow church members and local Food Bank friends like Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club, Fry’s, Safeway, and Albertsons, they all made significant donations to the cause.
On May 23, Tanner arrived at the St. Mary’s Food Bank warehouse in Surprise location with his donation. Nearly 300 cases of bottled water – more than 7,000 bottles in all. This is a fabulous donation and will give St. Mary’s a great head start on our goal of making sure that those in need in our community stay hydrated during this long hot summer.
Thank you, Tanner. And thank you to Tanner’s family, friends, members of his congregation and all the local businesses that supported this impressive effort!