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Agencies Partner to Provide Relief for Recent Flooding

AGENCIES PARTNER TO PROVIDE RELIEF TO RESIDENTS AFFECTED BY RECENT MONSOON FLOODING

 

The City of Phoenix, Maricopa County and the State of Arizona are opening a Recovery Information Center to offer resources for residents in the greater Phoenix area and Maricopa County who were affected by the recent monsoon storms.

The Recovery Information Center, located in the community room of Fire Station #57 at 1708 W. Dobbins Road, will be managed by the City of Phoenix Incident Management Team, in cooperation with Maricopa County and the State of Arizona.  
 

Initial hours of operation will be noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.

Arizona Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (AZVOAD) member organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Team Rubicon, American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter, Salvation Army, and Arizona Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, will be on site providing resources and information for residents who were affected by the storm.  The City of Phoenix Human Services, Neighborhood Services, Planning & Development, and Public Works departments also will be on site.

“Earlier this week homeowners showed me and other city officials the damage flood waters had done to their homes, and pointed out that they were having to pay for repairs out of their own pockets,” Mayor Greg Stanton said. “I’m pleased that we could bring together all these agencies to help homeowners recover from the storm.”

 

Councilwoman Kate Gallego, whose district was heavily affected by the flooding, added “many residents in the Laveen and South Mountain areas still have a long road ahead to recover from last week’s historic monsoon storm.  I appreciate city staff joining with Maricopa County and the State of Arizona to pull together this resource center as one more tool residents can use to coordinate recovery and repair efforts and identify resources to continue moving forward and repairing their homes.”

 

“In times of emergency, when real people suffer real loss, it is important that public and private resources come together to do what they can,” said Maricopa County Supervisor Marie Lopez Rogers.

 

On-site donations in the form of a check will be accepted at the Recovery Information Center, or residents can make donations to AZVOAD.  Please write “Monsoon 2014” in the memo section; payments can be sent to AZVOAD, 501c3, P.O. Box 97028, Phoenix, Arizona 85060.

 

For more information, call 602-534-2222, email contactus@phoenix.gov or visit phoenix.gov (storm update box on homepage).

 

Participating agencies include Arizona Department of Emergency Management, City of Phoenix, and Maricopa County.

 

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