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Salvation Army's hydration stations open for business

PHOENIX -- On what is expected to be the hottest day to date in 2013, the Salvation Army has opened all of its hydration stations across the Valley.

"Most of them are located closer to the population that's in need," said Melany Stroupe with the Salvation Army. "Several of them are near a homeless park, that kind of thing."

Stroupe said that, though the stations are open, they need staffers to work them.

"We'll have volunteer opportunities all through the summer and, if people are willing and able, we would love, love the support and the help," she said. "It can really make a difference in the community. One bottle of water can save someone's life."

The hydration stations are located at the following places:

Southwest corner 16th St. and Jefferson (East Lake Park)
Northeast corner 3rd Ave. and Fillmore
35th Ave. and Roosevelt (Falcon Park)
Southwest corner 5th St. and Hatcher
4343 N. 16th St., Phoenix
4318 W. Clarendon Ave., Phoenix
6010 W. Northern Ave., Glendale
85 E. Saragosa St., Chandler
241 E. 6th St., Mesa
11 N. 3rd Ave., Avondale
40 E. University Dr., Tempe

The Salvation Army will also be collecting bottled water throught the summer. To donate or volunteer, contact the Salvation Army at (602) 267-4170.

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Martha is the traffic controller in the KTAR newsroom. Her full time role is that of Assignment and Breaking News Editor of KTAR News. She oversees daily Breaking News planning and over-the air execution, and puts together the elements that make it happen. She gathers and distributes daily news assignments to reporters and editors. She also reports on a daily basis, anchors news afternoons 1-2p and fills in as anchor occasionally during other time slots. She began working at KTAR in the winter of 2012 as Desk Editor and was promoted to oversee Assignments and Breaking News in 2014. During that time, she received two awards as a journalist. The first was the 2013 APTRA Awards, where she took home 2nd place for Best Serious Future in the "Recycled Orchestra." The second was a 2014 Edward R. Murrow Award for her collaboration in KTAR's Voice for a Better Arizona Series: Immigration - seeking solutions. In her piece, Martha profiled two Arizona sisters looking for the DREAM. Martha was born in Mazatlan, Mexico. She moved to Arizona in 1996 with her parents and younger sister and has lived here since. She attended Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix and graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in Tempe. Prior to working at KTAR news she worked in news and production at Univision Arizona in Phoenix. She also supervised the marketing, catering and public relations department at Hotel Araiza, 5-star hotel in Mexicali, Mexico. She has also been a personal trainer and aerobics instructor. When she isn't in the newsroom or behind the microphone Martha is an avid gym-goer and marathoner. She trains for two races a year and enjoys taking group exercise classes, such as kickboxing, indoor cycling and weight lifting. Martha is married and lives in Surprise, AZ with 2 dogs, Tasha and Elsa, and a cat, Sammy.

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