April 15, 2024
Households affected by the Jan. 22 flooding in San Diego obtained assist Saturday from the Chicano Federation. Photograph credit score: @chicanofederation by way of Instagram

The Chicano Federation hosted their annual Cesar Chavez Day of Service Saturday to honor the legacy of the late activist for farm employees via neighborhood service.

This yr, and because of the help of the neighborhood, the group offered assets, companies, garments, and day by day necessities to over 75 households affected by the Jan. 22 flood.

The occasion came about on the Ramada lodge in Nationwide Metropolis, the place many households are lodged whereas they wait to return residence. The federation additionally related with the households to find their most pressing wants. 

The federation owns eight buildings that present inexpensive housing. One, the Delta Flats, was severely broken by the flood, and 25 households, together with infants and seniors, had been instantly evacuated and positioned in inns.

Since then, the federation has been providing help whereas working to reconstruct the broken properties. 

“The street to restoration from the devastation that all of us witnessed is lengthy and our households have to have entry to assets and help in order that they’ll come again stronger than earlier than,” Liz Ramírez, CEO of the Chicano Federation, stated.  

One of many members, a lady, stated she was going via “making an attempt occasions,” however expressed thanks to those who have offered assist, including that when she is ready, she needs “to become involved with them and provides again for all of the help they’ve given us.”