The first tenet of The Satanic Temple states that “[o]ne should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason,” and it is with this in mind that the Arizona chapter has taken up its latest community action.
Every year litter and road debris poisons waterways and soil, is consumed by wildlife, and causes 25,000 accidents across the country. In Arizona, we clear 590 tons of trash at a cost $3,000,000 and 150,000 hours of labor. It is our chapter’s wish to help other Arizonans enjoy a clean and beautiful state.
Over the course of a year, our chapter will undertake monthly cleanings along our stretch of roadway for a total of eight cleanup dates. This will culminate in a sign showing others our dedication to Keep Arizona Beautiful.
If you wish to help us meet our goal please contact the Safety Coordinator, Lynita Killen. Please review the Highway to Hell guidelines prior to participating.
Saturday, September 9th, 2017
We cannot thank those who participated enough for dedicating their Saturday morning to helping keep our roadways free of clutter. The next cleanup will be sometime in October! Please let us know if y0u would like to participate.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
The second Highway to Hell cleanup went smoothly! Now that it is getting later in the year, it was tolerable cleaning outside even as it got later in the morning. We finished as scheduled and had a nice meal at a restaurant nearby. The next cleanup will be in late November! Please let us know if you would like to participate!
Saturday, January 27th, 2018
TST AZ is back from their holiday break and are ready to get back on schedule.
We are happy to announce that our state issued ADOT sign is now proudly displayed at mile marker 194 going East.
"The Satanic Temple - Arizona Chapter is now a proud sponsor on a small stretch of highway and we have a sign to show for it! We will be taking a group photo in front of the sign at the next cleanup so be sure to bring your best smiles."
Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Since Highway To Hell made headlines earlier this month, we have had an increased interest from our members. We had lots of help during the 4th cleanup and the members that attended have made it tradition to have a celebratory meal after a hard morning's work.
Thank you all who have participated and dedicated their efforts to Highway to Hell. To view additional articles about the Highway Cleanup, click HERE
Saturday, March 24th, 2018
A little light on the Highway to Hell cleanup crew this month but that is ok because this crew absolutely rocked it!
We thank our members and allies who have lent a hand in the cleanups. With your help, not only do we keep Arizona beautiful but, with our actions, we prove that we can also make a positive impact in the community as proud Satanists.
Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Safety Coordinator Lynita received her certificate of appreciation from ADOT for all her hard work. Congratulations!
It has become tradition to brunch at nearby eateries post-cleaning. TST AZ Hellions go for a well deserved meal that is a nice relaxer from doing manual labor out in the sun.
The next cleanup is scheduled in late May and will be filmed as a part of a TST documentary, to be released at a later date.
Saturday, May 26th, 2018
For the last two years, The Satanic Temple has had a documentary crew film the various actions TST has had while also highlighting several chapters.
The crew flew out the week of this cleanup to meet with TST AZ and were able to record footage of AZ's Hellions while cleaning up the highway. The documentary "Hail Satan?" released in theaters May 2019.
Saturday, August 25th, 2018
The cleanup crew will begin an hour earlier than their usual time to avoid some of that summer heat. It was great to have some new faces join TST AZ on this day. We thank all of the individuals that dedicated their time for this campaign.
We have submitted our completed cleanups to ADOT and look forward to continuing this campaign for the future.
The chapter is lucky to have some well-connected members to have screen-printed our logo to the back of safety vests. Now we can pick up trash in style!
Saturday, October 20th, 2018
TST AZ Hellions at this past weekend's cleanup and post brunch gathering.Everyone who participated in 3 or more clean ups received an exclusive "Road Warriors" patch.
TST AZ is grateful to have such a dedicated group. Thank you all for your time and dedication.
Saturday, March 23rd, 2019
We had allot of new faces! Thank you all who contributed. Visit our Google Calendar for the next cleanup date and, please let us know that you wish to attend