When a heavy monsoon storm hit our UMOM New Day Centers main campus on the night of August 3, 2017, the results weren’t pretty. Our parking lot flooded first, then excess water swept through 12 units of family housing. At one point, we had 2 – 3 feet of standing water that took 24 hours to drain. Twelve families were flooded out.
We felt so fortunate to be able to move those displaced families into other rooms onsite. The problem is: twelve new families on the waiting list must now wait even longer for housing.
The very next day, we turned to you – our friends and supports – and asked for help. The response was fantastic. [Add update info – how many folks gave and/or amount]
The repairs are nearly complete [fact check – if not complete, update what has been done] but we can still use your help. Through a stroke of sheer luck, we’d just acquired flood insurance in June, but it doesn’t begin to cover the full cost of repair.
If you can lend a hand, please visit https://umom.thankyou4caring.org/donate.
[If we can use video here:]
Watch storm coverage from 3TV here:
[OR we can subtitle the video box with ‘3TV Arizona’s Family, August 4, 2017]
[UMOM should have still photos on file.]