Following last week’s unprecedented winter storm, two nonprofits — Habitat for Humanity of Laredo and the Río Grande International Study Center (RGISC) — have teamed up with City of Laredo District VIII Council Member Alyssa Cigarroa to provide critical emergency relief to help low-income homeowners pay for costly plumbing repairs to restore their access to running water.
“We’re doing this because we’re not going to wait for help,” Cigarroa said.
Broken water lines left behind by the winter storm have intensified the economic distress that many families were already experiencing by the COVID-19 pandemic. This pilot program will prioritize emergency pipe repair within Council District VIII that poses a risk to the life, health, or safety of the occupants.
To provide as much assistance as possible to those in need, we are challenging the community to a one-week fundraising blitz.
We are actively seeking donations to fund the initiative. Online donations can be made through this GoFundMe. Checks can be made out to "RGISC" with the note “PlumbFix” and mailed to 1 West End Washington Street, Bldg. P-11, Laredo, TX 78041. If you would like for us to pick up a check or donation, please call Krysta at 956-718-1063.
100% of every donation made through this fundraiser goes to fund this initiative administered by Habitat for Humanity of Laredo.
Program details will be announced on the following sites: