Retail home lender Movement Mortgage and its affiliate, Movement Foundation, have donated more than 400,000 bottles of water and have provided a $150,000 grant to support Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Code:Red heat-relief program.
"Because of Movement Mortgage's generous gift, our staff and volunteers can continue their heat relief efforts at a time when it's needed most," Phoenix Rescue Mission spokesperson Nicole Pena said in a press release. "As we continue to expand our Code:Red campaign and street outreach, we couldn't ask for a better partner to help us protect our most vulnerable populations during these hot summer months."
The donation, reportedly one of the largest single contributions to Code:Red, was presented July 6 during a press conference at the Mission’s donation warehouse.
"At Movement, we believe in a simple idea: 'Love your neighbor as yourself,’” Movement Mortgage National Sales Director Ignacio Metcalf said in the release. “The intense heat in Arizona has left so many of our neighbors in life-threatening circumstances, and I am so proud of our teammates in Arizona and across the Western states that stepped up with such generosity to be difference makers.”
In addition, Movement Mortgage volunteers compacted about 500 Summer Survival Kits, which included sunblock, granola bars, t-shirts and other items to hand out to the homeless during the heat-relief campaign.
"We are honored to work with the Phoenix Rescue Mission and the Movement Foundation to ensure these 400,000 bottles of water and the $150,000 matching grant will bring life, light and hope to our neighbors in greatest need,” Metcalf said.
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