March 29, 2022
Flooding occurs in areas all around the world and can have profoundly devastating effects. But what is a flood, exactly? A flood occurs when there is an overflow of water onto an area of land that is typically dry. While floods are temporary, they can often last days, weeks, or even longer depending on their severity.
Flooding is the most common natural disaster in the United States and can occur in several different ways. Floods can come on quickly within minutes, or also happen gradually over longer periods of time depending on the cause. Some of the causes of flooding include rain, snow, storm surges, overflowing of dams and reservoirs, coastal storms, melting ice, and more.
Flash floods are the most dangerous type of flooding. This is because they have the destructive power of a regular flood, but come on rapidly—often with little or no warning. This results in individuals not having enough time to get to safety and becoming stranded in the flood. Flash flooding occurs when heavy rainfall during slow-moving thunderstorms exceeds the amount that the ground can absorb or causes normally low bodies of water to swiftly rise and spill out over their banks.
I had an unexpected major expense due to an accident caused by flash flooding. I had to use all the available financial resources I had to repair my vehicle so that I could continue traveling to work. During that time I also had to spend a large sum of money on Uber and Lyft rides to and from work because no rental vehicles were available. This help has given me hope to continue trying to work through my hardships. I was ready to give up but there was help for my situation. It is always devastating when things outside of your control damage your life. This fund is here as an assist that lets you know there is always another option."
"My apartment was evacuated due to severe flooding. I had to cover the cost of a hotel on the night of the flooding, rental cars to and from my home, and groceries upon returning home due to loss of power requiring my fridge to be completely emptied. As a young person with student loans and medical costs, the financial burden of this event was very stressful and I hoped to recoup my losses. I was able to cover the costs of the event, which allowed me to continue with my loan payments as normal and not stress about upcoming medical fees."
By establishing a fund with us today, your organization can easily assist members of your team affected by financial hardship through our best-in-class Applicant Experience. Relief fund grants can help impacted individuals pull through difficult times and start on the path toward recovery. If you’d like to learn more about how your organization can help your team during difficult times, you can review additional information about how a fund works or contact us today. We look forward to helping you make a difference for those who need it most!