Welcome all to the Saratoga Springs Families page at Kennyfaveromusic.com! This page is dedicated to helping those families devastated by the mudslides in Saratoga Springs Utah last weekend. For those outside of Utah and Salt Lake counties that perhaps don’t know about the mudslide, here is a brief summary of what happened. Last Saturday evening, September 1st, 2012, a heavy rain storm dropped over an inch of water in 20 minutes in and around Saratoga Springs. Due to a dump fire back in June that burned much of the vegetation and landscape, the rainwater quickly turned to mud as it collected on the mountainside. A huge mudsheet formed that began sliding down the mountain and before long, it was traveling at a pace of almost 1000 cubic feet per second. As you can imagine, that didn’t leave residents much time to react. Before they knew it, the mudslide – carrying twigs, branches, and large-size boulders – slammed into a series of homes at the base of the mountain. Fortunately no one was hurt, but some homes had entire basements filled with mud and debris. A total of 11 homes had interior and structural damage and many others suffered exterior and landscape damage. An army of volunteers has come together to help the families in need as most of the families have been denied coverage from their insurance companies.
Kara Martin, a resident of Saratoga Springs and one of the volunteers, has organized a concert to help raise money for the families affected by the mudslides. The concert will be held at Neptune Park on Monday September 17th at 6:30pm, and will feature myself as well as other local Utah artists. In addition to the the money raised at the concert, all the proceeds from the download of my song “Home” will be donated to those families who are in the process of rebuilding their homes after this devastating loss. The audio and music video versions of the song can be accessed on the home page of this website, and the song can be purchased and downloaded from any of the online retailers listed to the left of this post.
Tradgedies can bring out the best in us and I have seen that on display as the community members of Saratoga Springs came together to help their neighbors in the aftermath of this crisis. What amazing people! It truly has been awe-inspiring to see such an outpouring of love. My thoughts and prayers are with those families struggling to rebuild their lives and homes. Thank you and God Bless.