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Sanderson Ford Helps Collect Water for the Salvation Army

As you might remember, we teamed up with 11 other Ford dealerships and Big Surf Waterpark to help collect water for the Salvation Army in order to support the Extreme Heat Hydration Program.  As a result, more than 40,500 bottles of water were collected at the various Ford dealerships around the area.

“The Salvation Army is grateful to the Metro Phoenix Ford dealers for their support of our Hydrate Arizona campaign.  As temperatures continue to rise, clean drinking water becomes a life and death issue.  Thanks to the partnership with Ford Motor Company, we are able to provide relief to hundreds of men and women exposed to extreme conditions,” said Major John Brackenbury of the Salvation Army.

Sanderson Ford collected more bottles of water than any other Ford dealership in the area with a grand total of 18,000 bottles.

“This is our second year hosting a bottled water drive in conjunction with Big Surf and the Salvation Army and we exceeded last year’s total by more than 9,000 bottles,” said Steve Papanikolas, the Phoenix Regional Manager for Ford.

We are so proud of the amount of bottles of water we were able to collect for the Salvation Army and we just want to say a huge thank you to everyone that donated and helped to make this possible!

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Escape the Heat with Sanderson Ford

We all know that Phoenix can get pretty toasty around this time of year.  We are fortunate enough to be able to escape the heat with cool Escape the Heatair and water, but there are some that aren’t as fortunate.  At Sanderson Ford, we have once again teamed up with the Salvation Army to help in the Salvation Army Hydration Project.  If you are looking for a way to help, read on!

You can do your part in bringing in cases of water to the dealership from now until June 21st.  If you are not able to donate a case of water, a $5 donation is also accepted and we will purchase the water for you!  As an incentive, each case or monetary donation will get you a half-off coupon to Big Surf Water Park!

Our goal was to collect 200 cases of water and as of now, we are over 500 cases!  All donations stay local, so help us end the Salvation Army’s Hydration Project strong by donating a case of water today!


Escape the Heat Water Drive

Escape the Heat Water DrivePhoenix is no stranger to excessive heat, so Sanderson Ford, Ford Motor Company, and the Salvation Army have teamed up for the Escape the Heat Water Drive.  This drive is taking place now and will last until June 16, 2013.

The water drive will collect cases of water to support the Salvation Army’s Extreme Heat Emergency Plan, which uses mobile hydration stations around metro Phoenix to provide water, respite, and safety information on days with excessive heat warnings.  This program was launched in 2006 due to the large number of weather related deaths that occur in Arizona due to exposure to heat.

Cases can be dropped off at any of the 11 Metro Phoenix Ford dealerships, including Sanderson Ford.  Each person who donates at least one case of water (24+ bottles; 16+ oz) will receive a half-off admission voucher to Big Surf Water Park.   Donors will also have the ability to test out the brand new 2013 Ford Escape, including the class-exclusive, hands-free power liftgate, which makes it easier to haul large packages, like cases of water.

The water drive gets its name from the Ford Escape, which is actually created from water bottles.  The carpeting of each Escape holds the equivalent of 25 20-ounce plastic bottles that have been saved from landfills.

Ford kicked off the drive with a $1,000 donation towards the purchase of cases of water, courtesy of Ford’s Operation Better World campaign in Phoenix.  Ford hopes to collect 2,000 cases (48,000 bottles of water) during the two week drive.

According to Mark Witthar, Phoenix regional manager for Ford Motor Company, “Our Escape the Heat water drive in partnership with the Salvation Army is very much in line with Ford’s mission to serve the communities where we do business and help those in need. We hope our Ford customers – and those new to Ford – will stop by a dealership with their water donation and, in turn, get a little fun out of their good deed with discounted admission to Big Surf Waterpark.”

Sanderson Ford is collecting water bottles for the Escape the Heat Water Drive. This water will be given out on excessively hot days by the Salvation Army’s Extreme Heat Emergency Plan.
Starts: 06/01/2013 10:00 am
Ends: 06/16/2013
6400 N 51st Avenue
Glendale, AZ
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