At the turn of the 2022-2023 year, parts of Sunol Glen School grounds were flooded by Arroyo de la Laguna which runs adjacent to the campus. The creek rose so high above the bank that water entered 3 raised portable classrooms on the north side of campus, and the force of the water bourne debris collapsed the fence along the east edge of the grounds. The flood waters even pushed several huge storage containers onto the adjacent playground, settling one against the building. As the waters receded, a lot of debris and a thick layer of mud settled on the blacktop, back playground, garden and fields.
Luckily, no other classrooms were affected by the storm, but it will take time to plan the repair and replacement of areas that were damaged.
We have heard that our Sunol Glen community has reached out about how they can help towards the recovery efforts. If you, or anyone you know, would like to contribute funds, we greatly appreciate donations that will be passed along to the school. We accept contributions via the following:
- cash (contact Organizer below for instructions)
- check (made payable to SGCC, mailed to 11601 Main St, Sunol CA 94586)
- GoFundMe Donation (below)
Thank you to everyone who understands what a tremendous impact any donation amount will make to our wonderful Sunol GEM.
For additional information, as well as video footage of the flood and recovery efforts, visit Sunol Glen School's website for 2023 Flood Recovery Updates, https://www.sunol.k12.ca.us/emergency-updates.
- Fremont USD Teachers Union
- Pavel Kolchin
- American Buddhist Cultural Society, Fremont
- Donna Ireland
- Stillwell Family
Sunol Glen Community Club
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.