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Landings Water Drive brings in 15,000 bottles

Landings Credit Union held a month long water drive in May and through the thoughtful donations of members, staff, and business partners were able to secure over 650 cases of water or approximately 15,000 bottles for local charities in the East Valley.

When the weather climbs to over 100 degrees in the Valley of the Sun the need for water for families in
need and the homeless is a top priority. Temperatures have reached as high as 120 degrees already this year. Several of the local charities benefitting from the Landings water drive include the Tempe Community Action Agency, The United Way Food Bank, andAZCEND.

Tempe Community Action Agency provides education, stability, and advocacy to working poor families,
children, seniors, and the homeless. They help to secure food and shelter to those in need and operate a food pantry and interfaith homeless emergency lodging program among other programs. The United Way Food Bank provides too many services to list here. From education, to basic needs, to health, the United Way has been around since 1921 helping people in need. AZCEND is a Chandler based organization formerly known as Chandler Christian Community Center established in 1966 by a consortium of Chandler churches with the common cause of alleviating poverty in their community. AZCEND has programs that include Community Action, Family Resource Center, Chandler and Gilbert Senior Centers, and an Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program as well as a Food Bank.

On June 14th with the help of Landings Staff and a box truck generously donated by Arizona Investment
Link, a local real estate company here in the valley, we moved over 650 cases of water to these local
charities. Last year we donated 7,000 bottles of water and this year’s goal was 10,000 which we far
exceeded.

Below, Landings staff fills up the Arizona Investment Link truck to deliver the 15,000 bottles of water to
local charities.