APS Volunteers Pack Heat Relief Kits with City of Phoenix

PHOENIX – With summer on the horizon, Arizona Public Service and the City of Phoenix teamed up to pack heat relief kits for vulnerable individuals this summer.


APS volunteers packed around 2,000 heat relief kits at the end of April, including cooling towels, hand sanitizer, sunscreen, lip balm, and electrolyte packets that the City of Phoenix on hot summer days.


Chris Helmuth oversees heat relief programs and volunteer efforts at APS. She works with critical nonprofits and partners throughout the year to make sure they have what they need.


“We want to do everything we can to help those in need this summer,” said Helmuth. “Whether it’s volunteer events like this or working with nonprofits to help provide AC repairs or replacements, we are here to help.”


In addition to working with the City of Phoenix, APS is also partnering with the Salvation Army, FSL, Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Solari Inc., Lyft, Wildfire and the Arizona Faith Network to offer a range of services, including air-conditioning repairs and replacements, emergency shelters, hydration stations, eviction protection and transportation to cooling sites. Additional information can be found on the APS website.


Giving back to Arizona communities is integral to the APS culture. In 2023, employees volunteered an estimated 79,286 hours to charities across the state.

APS Volunteers Pack Heat Relief Kits with City of Phoenix

APS serves approximately 1.4 million homes and businesses in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties, and is a leader in delivering reliable, affordable, and clean energy in the Southwest. The company is committed to serving customers with 100% clean power by 2050. As owner and operator of Palo Verde Generating Station, one of the nation’s largest producers of carbon-free electricity, and with one of the country’s most substantial renewable energy portfolios, APS’s current energy mix is 51% clean. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).

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