Help Residents Flooded by Water Line Break

IFC seeks donations to help residents flooded by water line break on February 3rd

Carrboro, NC – February 13, 2017 – The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service has established a donation account to assist residents of apartments near Foxcroft Drive which were flooded when a large OWASA water line broke on Friday, February 3rd.

When the pipe broke, six apartments were flooded. Two apartments were flooded to the extent that the residents had to move to a hotel until new apartments could be made available. One apartment was occupied by two graduate students. The other by a UNC staff member. The other four apartments did not have to be vacated while clean-up crews replaced carpeting and set up fans.

The IFC emphasized the need for donations from the community because State law prevents OWASA from providing financial assistance.

During the water emergency from February 2nd- 5th, OWASA customers with limited income purchased bottled water before Harris Teeter and Orange County provided free bottled water. The IFC will determine which residents would be assisted if sufficient funds are raised to cover the needs of those who were forced out of their homes.

There are three ways to donate:

 1.       Mail or deliver cash or a check to: 

Inter-Faith Council for Social Service 
110 W. Main Street 
Carrboro, NC 27510

Please note: Water Emergency Relief Fund on the memo line of the check or a note attached to cash.

2.       On-line (by credit or debit card or PayPal): please go to https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/flood and fill out the form.

3.       Over the phone (Visa/MC/Discover):

We are happy to accept your contribution via credit card.  Please call Jeff Causey at 919-929-6380, ext.12 with your account number and gift amount. Your account information will be kept confidential.

Please indicate that your contribution is for the Water Emergency Relief Fund.

All contributions to the IFC are tax-deductible.

Media Contact:
Kristin Lavergne
919-929-6380 ext. 41
klavergne@ifcmailbox.org          

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