Watsonville Buddhist Temple Flood Relief Fund

GoFundMe Goal:  $50,000+

 Hours after the Watsonville Buddhist Temple’s New Year’s Eve Service, flood waters from the nearby Salsipuedes Creek overflowed its banks and flooded portions of Watsonville.

Flood waters lapped at the front door of the hondo at the Temple, but miraculously did not enter the Hondo.  Unfortunately, the Temple storage areas, garage, parsonage and basement area did not fare as well and flood waters submerged and damaged those areas.

The Temple put out a call for help and an army of Temple members and community members answered its call.  Sandbagging, sweeping out mud and flood waters, and cleaning took place, but the damage had been done.

Every day, the Temple continues to rebuild, repair and clean; however, we continue to discover new flood damages.  The repair costs are expected to exceed $50,000.

A GoFundMe account has been established to help cover cost for:

  • Replacement of damaged infrastructure including electrical, ducting and gas lines
  • Drying out the basement and storage areas to prevent mold and mildew
  • Replacement of drywall in damaged areas, and
  • Repairs to leaks in the roofs

The GoFundMe link is:



To donate by check, make a check
payable to “Watsonville Buddhist Temple” with a Memo Note of “Flood Relief Fund” and send the check to:

Watsonville Buddhist Temple

423 Bridge Street

Watsonville, CA  95076

Attn: Flood Relief Fund

The Watsonville Buddhist Temple will continue to be a sanctuary of Buddhist thoughts and teaching where everyone is welcomed regardless of race, faith or beliefs.  Our Cultural Events and food festivals continue to unite our community and we hope that you would consider donating to the Temple fundraiser to help repair the damage caused by the flood waters.

I want to take the time to sincerely thank you for your consideration to the Watsonville Buddhist Temple’s Flood Relief Fund.

Thank you for your support.


In Gassho,

Perry Yoshida

Board Member of the

Watsonville Buddhist Temple