July Storm Update: Power Outage at K-Tel
Remember last week’s severe storm? The one on July 5th that left 75,000 of us without power?
Unfortunately, ICA’s K-Tel location was one of those left without power! Our power was out for about 25 hours, long enough that we had to throw out more than 9,500 pounds of food from our coolers. The most costly items that we lost were the purchased milk, butter, and eggs. Thankfully, the food in our freezer stayed cold enough that it wasn’t affected...
During the power outage, we served clients as best we could—without lights! Luckily the light from our front windows allowed us to safely hand out emergency bags and fresh produce rescued that morning from local grocery partners.
Since the power came back on, we’ve spent the last week cleaning out the cooler, composting and disposing of all the spoiled food, and scrambling to set up new appointments for the clients who were affected.
Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who worked so hard this week as a result of the power outage! Whether you were serving clients, rescheduling appointments, cleaning out the cooler, composting food, or contributing in other ways…thank you!
If you are able to give an additional gift this month to help offset the cost of this power outage, we’d be grateful. All gifts, whether small or large, make a difference. Donate here.