February 29, 2024
Neighbor shovels mud off his driveway. Photograph by Chris Stone

The San Diego Basis granted $120,000 to community-based nonprofits for native flood aid and raised greater than $550,000 for the San Diego Flood Response Fund, officers introduced Tuesday.

The fund places cash into the neighborhood to assist organizations responding to the flooding final week.

“With greater than 500 donations already comprised of people, foundations and firms all through our area, our neighborhood is giving generously by way of the San Diego Flood Response Fund to enhance the lives of these impacted by the flood,” San Diego Basis President and CEO Mark Stuart stated. “100% of donations are directed to the best wants as recognized by our nonprofit companions, who’re on the bottom day by day and with whom we’re working intently.”

The grants have been awarded to:

— Jackie Robinson YMCA: $25,000 to supply entry to showers, scorching meals, counselors and different help to these impacted by the flood.

— San Diego County Black Chamber of Commerce: $25,000 to supply grants to small family-owned eating places which have and can proceed to supply scorching meals to these impacted.

— Harvey Household Basis: $25,000 to supply ongoing help to flood survivors, together with particles and furnishings elimination, cleansing provides for owners and volunteers, scorching meals for owners and volunteers, trash elimination and different help.

— YMCA of San Diego County: $25,000 to supply present playing cards on to households in want to help with the acquisition of important objects.

— Sharia’s Closet: $10,000 to supply clothes, footwear and different necessities to these impacted.

— SD Hip Hop Well being and Wellness: $10,000 to help with non permanent housing vouchers for 20 households who’re at the moment displaced because of harm to their houses brought on by flood.

In line with the muse, a number of San Diego-based foundations and companies have made donations to the fund, together with $100,000 from Worth Philanthropies, $50,000 from The Conrad Prebys Basis, $25,000 from the San Diego Padres Basis and $25,000 from San Diego Fuel & Electrical.

“Worth Philanthropies is grateful to the neighborhood and civic leaders who’re main San Diego’s response and restoration efforts,” stated Jennette Lawrence Shay, COO of Worth Philanthropies. “We all know the flood devastated many households, and we’re dedicated to working collaboratively with our area to assist these weak households recuperate.”

To donate to the San Diego Flood Response Fund, go to SDFoundation.org/floodresponse.