CSK Flood Update

Long time no blog post! So much has happened over the past two months here at CSK. We collected over 150 pairs of socks and donated them to Homeward Bound of WNC's AHOPE Day Center, we enjoyed a handful of ACS snow days with the kids, we experienced flooding at our St. Mary's site, we finally relocated our baby bearded dragon lizard to his forever home at our Jones site, and we celebrated a week of Spring Break with fun activities, trips, and adventures (more on that in our next blog post!)


On the morning of February 3, CSK's St. Mary's site suffered flooding due to a malfunction of city stormwater systems during a torrential downpour. The entire after-school facility was submerged in about 3 inches of water, damaging majority of the furniture and supplies touching the ground. The slideshow below features photos from the morning of the flood. 





Since the flood, we have replaced the baseboards, the upholstered furniture in the fifth grade room, the upholstered furniture in the main room, the book shelves, the rugs, and damaged art supplies. We are so thankful for all of the donations and insurance that helped make this turnaround possible. We also want to give a huge shout out to Ms. Cain and Ira B. Jones Elementary for letting both our CSK @ St. Mary's students and CSK @ Jones students utilize the cafeteria, gym, and playgrounds for two weeks while ServiceMaster restored and cleaned our St. Mary's site. We enjoyed spending our two weeks of fun (and occasional chaos) at Jones Elementary together.


We are happy to be back in the normal flow of things. Our St. Mary's site is really coming together! We are thoroughly enjoying our new couches, book shelves, rugs, and office furniture. And of course, the kids enjoyed all of the cardboard that the furniture arrived in.



We appreciate all of the patience and understanding from our CSK students and families during those hectic couple of months since the flood. We are continuing to redecorate and refurnish our St. Mary's site and hope to have it looking back to its cozy and comfortable state in no time!



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Charlotte Street Kids is a non-sectarian ministry of St. Mary's Episcopal Church.  All programing of CSK is secular.