Event: Lieberman Family Goes To Gila Bend to Help Local Recovery Efforts

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August 30, 2021
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Event: Lieberman Family Goes To Gila Bend to Help Local Recovery Efforts

PHOENIX - This month, severe monsoon flooding in Gila Bend resulted in the tragic death of two individuals, the rooftop rescues of at least 30 people, and over 100 people displaced due to the flash flooding. Seeing Arizonans in need, Aaron Lieberman and his family went to Gila Bend on Sunday to assist with recovery efforts.

In a video with Pat Riggs, head of Parks and Recreation and spouse of Mayor Riggs, Rep. Lieberman visited a flooded home and listened to Riggs' update on the cleanup efforts. In another video, this one featuring Gila Bend Mayor Riggs and a local resident, Aaron listened to firsthand accounts of what the flooding was like and what the community is doing to help their neighbors get through this tough time.

Lieberman made the following statement yesterday, "We are all Arizonans and we’re better when we show we care for one another. I am grateful for the volunteers who gave up their Sunday to help - especially Representative Lorenzo Sierra who put his heart into helping neighbors yesterday. Gila Bend, we will keep fighting to make sure you all get the support you need, and you are lucky to have two incredible public servants like Mayor Chris Riggs and Pat Riggs, head of Parks and Rec. Thanks for working alongside us." 

Campaign Manager Miguel Medrano added, "Aaron will be a governor for the entire state. He'll be there for Arizonans in the good times and the hard times. The people of Arizona deserve a leader who isn't afraid to roll up their sleeves and help clean up after a natural disaster just as much as they need a leader who is prepared to legislate. Aaron will be that kind of governor." 


See the Gofundme page from the Gila Bend Chamber of Commerce who is collecting funds for the recovery effort: Link
Rep. Aaron Lieberman is a state representative for Legislative District 28, a social entrepreneur, and a candidate for Arizona Governor. After seeing first-hand the effectiveness and success of early childhood intervention programs, Aaron launched Jumpstart, a national nonprofit to ensure all children had the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed.  To date, more than 50,000 college students have served, working with more than 100,000 children and earning over $200 million in scholarships through AmeriCorps. Later, he founded Acelero Learning to close the achievement gap for Head Start children. Impacting over 40,000 kids every day, children enrolled in Acelero’s programs make gains at nearly three times the national average. Aaron was born and raised in Arizona. He and his wife live in Phoenix, where they’re raising their two sons. Aaron’s daughter is studying history at Yale, his alma mater.
For more information, please visit aaron4az.com. Follow Aaron on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram at @aaron4az.
 
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