FLAGSTAFF, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) – In a week of heavy storm damage and flooding, Northern Arizona University basketball players are stepping up to help their community in need.
A wave of muddy water took a gold Toyota Prius down the street.
Members of the NAU basketball team helped clean up debris left over by this week’s storms. Flagstaff saw heavy monsoon rains this past week. One Arizona’s Family viewer, Taylor Landy, even had her car swept down the street by rushing water. Flagstaff is expected to receive more heavy rain this weekend.
However, NAU basketball players are pitching in to help the community, shoveling through muddy water to pick up debris. Players are seen with wheelbarrows trekking through the mud. “It’s going to take a little more than rain to bring this town down,” tweeted the NAU Men’s Basketball page.
It’s going to take a little more than ⛈ to bring this town down. We’re out in the community assisting with flood recovery after this week’s storms!#NAUStrong ⚒🌲🏀 #JacksGiveBack pic.twitter.com/ddaaBcMB1r— NAU Men's Basketball (@NAUBasketball) July 15, 2021
NAU President Dr. José Luis Cruz Rivera thanked the team for their cleanup efforts. “Thank you to NAU Basketball for so vividly projecting what it means to be engaged members of the community we at NAU are so privileged to serve,” Rivera tweeted Thursday afternoon.
United Way of Northern Arizona is looking for volunteers to continue cleanup efforts due to the flooding. Volunteers are needed to replace sandbags and remove debris from properties across Flagstaff. For more information or to sign up, click here.