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ACF of Flagstaff activates Disaster Relief Fund in response to flash floods

Flagstaff flash flooding

Photo credit: Shannon Benjamin, Owner, Anderson General Tire and Flagstaff resident

In response to the heavy rainfall resulting in severe flash floods, the Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff has activated the Flagstaff Flash Flood Disaster Relief Fund. ACF has seeded the fund with $10,000 to support recovery and rebuilding efforts.

The fund will address post-flood recovery, repair, and community rebuilding efforts. These needs may include environmental and infrastructure projects, community clean-up, support for displaced families, animal, and/or rehabilitation and rebuilding of damaged buildings or homes resulting from the flash floods.

ACF has a successful track record of deploying disaster relief funds to address long-term needs. Last month, a disaster relief fund was activated in response to the Telegraph and Mescal fires burning in eastern Arizona. ACF engaged a similar strategy across the state in the wake of the Slide Fire in Oak Creek Canyon in 2014, the Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013, and the Monument Fire in Cochise County in 2011.

Flagstaff flash flooding

Photo credit: Shannon Benjamin, Owner, Anderson General Tire and Flagstaff resident

“When disaster strikes, we see the true strength and resilience of a community. Flagstaff is no exception,” said Steve Seleznow, ACF President & CEO. “ACF of Flagstaff is poised to partner with local leaders, residents, and nonprofits during this challenging time and is ready to help these communities with the resources they need for long-term recovery.”

Donors looking to support the Flagstaff Flash Flood Disaster Relief Fund for flooding throughout the Flagstaff area can make a tax-deductible donation online at azfoundation.org/FlagstaffFloods.

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