Heavy Rain Leaves UrbanPromise soggy, but not sunk thanks to Moorestown High School Volunteers

Thursday August 29, 2013 will be the last day Moorestown High School athletes will be working to remedy flood damage at the CamdenForward School in Camden NJ. The school, run by the non-profit UrbanPromise, was heavily hit by rain this summer and sustained thousands of dollars in building damage, lost books, equipment and materials, pushing back the start of school for the one hundred and thirty kindergarten through 8th grade students who attend the private school and setting back the non-profit organization thousands of dollars.

UrbanPromise turned to Moorestown resident and volunteer Jim Dugan.  He quickly mobilized Moorestown athletes practicing before the start of school, sending dozens of volunteers from different teams each day this week to come to Camden to rid the school of debris and saturated carpeting and leave a fresh coat of paint so the school can open.  Moorestown students will be on site at UrbanPromise from noon til 6pm tomorrow, Wednesday August 28 and Thursday August 29.  UrbanPromise is located at  3700 Rudderow Street, Pennsauken NJ 08110.

The Mission of UrbanPromise is to equip Camden children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership.