- UU Connection
DISASTER RELIEF CAMPAIGN: ALL donations will be processed immediately
(no All-or Nothing goal for this campaign)
On Monday, July 8, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA) suffered extensive flooding and water damage when Arlington County, Virginia experienced severe weather when a month’s worth of rain fell in approximately just one hour. We are graciously asking for your generosity to help us repair and rebuild our community’s home.
The 100 year storm caused widespread flooding and significant damage in the Washington, DC area to public facilities, roads, businesses, and homes.
In terms of our church, the storm’s heavy rain resulted in almost 70 percent of our church’s lower level being covered in one to two inches of standing water – causing significant water damage to the affected areas.
The initial work to address the water damage will cost nearly $45,000. Repairing, rebuilding, and refurbishing affected areas will cost significantly more. Other items are still being assessed, so repair costs may continue to increase.
Until repairs are completed, we are unable to hold Religious Education classes or provide space to outside groups and community partners.
Because we are not in a flood zone or near any bodies of water, we only carried $10,000 in flood insurance. And, the storm has not been declared a federal disaster, so FEMA assistance is not available.
Updates on progress of repairs are on the congregation’s facebook page: UnitarianUniversalistChurchArlingtonVirginia