San Mateo Mayor Amourence Lee launched a fundraiser for flood victims in her city that raised nearly $50,000 in three days.
Lee announced the GoFundMe fundraiser on Saturday, saying she raised $20,000 in pledges from friends and companies and aimed to raise $25,000 in total. But generosity from the community has poured in via both business and individual donations.
Bohannon Northwood Joint Venture, California Water Service and Windy Hill Property Ventures donated $10,000 apiece, while Lane Partners and Prometheus chipped in $5,000 apiece.
Mayor Lee said she plans to ask City Council to support an emergency meeting to discuss a city funding allocation for flood victims. Those funds would likely be distributed to victims through a third-party partner, she noted.
The mayor’s efforts aim to provide swift relief to residents in need.
“We cannot wait for FEMA or the state, we need to step up when we see our neighbors and our local businesses in need,” Mayor Lee said.
Interested in making a donation? Find the GoFundMe page here.
Top Photo: City of San Mateo Public Works responding the recent storm (photo courtesy of the city).