Phoenix, Maricopa County opens relief center for monsoon victims today

floodThe City of Phoenix, Maricopa County and the State of Arizona are opening a Recovery Information Center to offer resources for residents in the greater Phoenix area and Maricopa County who were affected by the recent monsoon storms.

The Recovery Information Center, located in the community room of Fire Station #57 at 1708 W. Dobbins Road, will be managed by the City of Phoenix Incident Management Team, in cooperation with Maricopa County and the State of Arizona.

Initial hours of operation will be noon to 6 p.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25.

Arizona Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (AZVOAD) member organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Team Rubicon, American Red Cross Grand Canyon Chapter, Salvation Army, and Arizona Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, will be on site providing resources and information for residents who were affected by the storm. The City of Phoenix Human Services, Neighborhood Services, Planning & Development, and Public Works departments also will be on site.

On-site donations in the form of a check will be accepted at the Recovery Information Center, or residents can make donations to AZVOAD. Please write “Monsoon 2014” in the memo section; payments can be sent to AZVOAD, 501c3, P.O. Box 97028, Phoenix, Arizona 85060.

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