Non-profit helps put flooded stores back in business
County and nonprofit workers are helping aid in flood relief efforts. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Clark County is asking a local nonprofit to help with the rebuilding process while they continue to assess the damage from last week's floods.
County emergency management officials are coordinating with the local nonprofit SHARE, a volunteer network of more than 700 people looking to get the resources together to help rebuild the community after devastating flooding.
The Valley has long since dried out from last week's flood, but Arnold Stalk, a leader with SHARE, just got the call from the county to mobilize a network of volunteers, gathering them to pool their resources in an effort to help those who lost everything.
"This is disaster relief organizations, and local organizations that help people in need," Stalk said.
Their first project is helping the Promenade Shops near UNLV, one of the hardest-hit areas from the flooding. Clark County classified this and many other buildings in the area as unsafe.
SHARE says they're not only going to work to repair the businesses, but damaged homes as well.
"We're going to call on churches and temples and other religious organizations to help us with the homes, to each adopt a house so that no one organization has too much responsibility," Stalk said.
SHARE has already received some donations, like gallons of paint to help refurbish flooded businesses.
But with 30 homes and 20 businesses impacted by flooding, they're going to need all the donations they can get.
The volunteers at SHARE are planning to make over the promenade shops on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Though many of the businesses suffered thousands of dollars in damage, they hope to reopen within the next few weeks thanks to SHARE's help.