Businesses in Yuma, Arizona took advantage of a boom of travelers passing through their town. Yuma is usually a sleepy town on the way to San Diego, but a bridge collapse of nearby Interstate 10 sent detoured traffic through the town. When they realized traffic would be diverted, the convention and visitors bureau created signs inviting folks to stop and look around. Food and gasoline businesses benefitted the most, but several hotels offered specials, and local businesses displayed signs urging the extra visitors to stop in and browse. Though the bridge was expected to be repaired quickly, John Courtis, executive director of the Yuma Chamber of Commerce said, “We got our welcome mat out and are helping folks the best we can.”—Jim L. Wilson and by Jim Sandell
Desert city capitalizes as highway collapse diverts drivers, By Astrid Galvan,
http://www.fox10phoenix.com/story/29614208/yuma-capitalizing-on-drivers-diverted-from-i-10-collapse, Accessed July 23, 2015.
Galatians 6:10 (NASB) “So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.”