February 25, 2024
Flooded vehicles on the Chicano Federation’s reasonably priced housing complicated. Courtesy of the Chicano Federation

The James M. Cox Basis has awarded a $100,000 grant to the Chicano Federation to help its emergency aid efforts within the wake of the damaging flooding in San Diego final month.

The Chicano Federation is offering emergency help to dozens of residents who have been displaced from their reasonably priced housing items in Metropolis Heights and Shelltown, two low-income neighborhoods hit hardest by flooding.

Many residents additionally misplaced their automobiles to water harm.

“Many of the households staying in our reasonably priced housing complexes already had little or no to start with and now they’ve misplaced all of it,” stated Chicano Federation CEO Liz Ramirez. “It’s so heartbreaking to see, however I’m simply grateful that they’re secure.

“Our group and tenants are grateful to the James M. Cox Basis for this $100,000 grant that can allow us to supply our displaced households with the help and requirements they want as quickly as attainable.”

The grant will likely be used to assist present:

  • Momentary emergency shelter at close by accommodations for greater than 70 tenants — together with a new child who was simply 10 days previous when the floods pressured residents to evacuate.
  • Weekly groceries and gadgets for fundamental wants together with diapers and toiletries.
  • One-on-one case employee help for displaced tenants.
  • Different transportation for these whose vehicles have been broken or swept away within the flood.
  • Emergency restoration of 30 fully flooded items together with remediation and building.
  • Home equipment and different furnishings wants as soon as the items are liveable once more.

The James M. Cox Basis is the charitable arm of Cox Enterprises, dad or mum firm of Cox Communications, and named after the corporate’s founder.

“The James M. Cox Basis at all times steps up for communities in want, and I’d wish to thank the muse for doing so, as soon as once more, by expediting this beneficiant and much-needed donation,” stated Sam Attisha, senior vp and area supervisor for Cox Communications’ West Area.

“We’ve partnered with the Chicano Federation for practically 20 years to make a constructive impression in our group, and the work they’re doing within the wake of this catastrophe is important. This grant will assist the Chicano Federation deal with each the rapid and long-term wants of displaced San Diegans.”

The Chicano Federation is accepting donations on-line to assist residents with rapid short-term housing, meals, each day residing necessities and transportation wants as they continue to be evacuated from their houses and their automobiles have been broken and inoperable.