United Food Bank: To help displaced residents impacted by flooding in Mesa, the United Food Bank is collecting food, bottled water, and cash donations. Most needed items include food, easy to prepare/ "Pop-Top" meals, canned meats, vegetables, and fruits, peanut butter and jelly and bottled water. All food and water can be donated at their warehouse at 245 S. Nina Dr., Mesa, AZ 85210
Cash Donations can also be made online at www.unitedfoodbank.org. They can stretch donations far, every $1 provides 5 meals.
St. Vincent de Paul: St. Vincent de Paul is a nonprofit organization working to feed, clothe, house and heal people in need. Programs and services include food boxes, dining rooms, medical and dental care, shelter, thrift stores and general support services for homeless individuals and struggling families. To donate or volunteer, visit www.stvincentdepaul.net
City of Mesa: The city is in need of bottled water, cleaning supplies and laundry supplies. Donations can be dropped off at Fire Station 202, 830 S. Stapley Drive, in Mesa between 8am to 5pm through Saturday September 13th. Mesa United Way is also helping Mesa's flood victims. Please consider donating directly to Mesa United Way at http://www.mesaunitedway.org/give.
Maricopa County Animal Care & Control: Maricopa County Animal Care & Control takes in nearly 40,000 homeless, stray and injured dogs and cats every year and is one of the country's largest open-intake shelters. With literally hundreds of animals in its care every day, Animal Care & Control is always in need of volunteers. Volunteers are needed at their West Valley Animal Care Center in Phoenix, East Valley Animal Care Center in Mesa and at the PetSmart Charities Everyday Adoption Center in old town Scottsdale. To become an Animal Care & Control volunteer, simply complete an application online at www.maricopa.gov/pets or call (602) 506-8133.
UMOM: At UMOM New Day Centers, volunteers help achieve the mission of ending homelessness. They exist entirely through the generosity of individuals within the community. UMOM has a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups that range from serving a meal to sorting donations to facility clean-up projects. UMOM is located at 33rd Street and Van Buren in Phoenix. Please visit UMOM's website at www.umom.org or call 602-275-7852 to get involved today.
Flood Damage- Donations Needed The UMOM New Day Centers campus experienced significant flooding and water damage as a result of the storm on Monday. The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation is challenging the community to donate. They will match your donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000. Donate online today and designate "Flood Damage" for twice the impact! https://umom.thankyou4caring.org/donate
City of Phoenix: The city of Phoenix has opened Recovery Information Centers to offer resources to residents in the greater Phoenix area who were affected by the storms on Monday. Two walk-in and one phone-in and email "virtual" center will allow residents to connect with city staff to learn about volunteer, community organizations and city resources available for storm recovery efforts.
The centers will operate from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, through Sunday, Sept. 14. Residents can call into the virtual center at 602-534-2222 during these same hours or email email@example.com. The walk-in centers will be:
- Travis L. Williams Family Services Center, 4732 S. Central Ave.
- Pecos Community Center, 17010 S. 48th St.
American Red Cross: Your Red Cross always needs volunteers. During "blue skies," they get ready for the "grey skies." Now is the time to start the process to become a Red Cross volunteer. You'll need to make application, pass a background check and get trained. Then you'll be ready to wear the red vest and help those in need. Get started at www.redcross.org/gcc or call us at 602-336-6660.