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Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 09/21/2011

74 Woodbridge flood victims remain at shelter


A backhoe picks up debris as it tears apart a flood damaged mobile home at the Holly Acres mobile home park in Woodbridge last week. (John McDonnell - The Washington Post)
It’s been almost two weeks since Tropical Storm Lee swamped the creeks and runs of Northern Virginia, killing three people and forcing dozens out of their homes in the Huntington area of Fairfax County, and Woodbridge in Prince William County.

But 74 people from the devastated Holly Acres mobile home park in Woodbridge are still living at the First Mount Zion Baptist Church, according to Lauren Jost’s story in the Woodbridge Patch. The Red Cross is operating a shelter there, and other Prince William social services are assisting. And you can help too.

On Tuesday, the Prince William Board of County Supervisors allocated $25,000 for a fund to help flood victims, and last week the board allocated $40,000 to the Red Cross, according to this item by The Post’s Jennifer Buske.

For more information on how to help these people, whether with housing or donations, go to Prince William’s government Web site here or send checks payable to “PWCS Education Foundation” to: SPARK, P.O. Box 389, Manassas, Va. 20108. Mention “flood relief” in the memo line.

By  |  11:06 AM ET, 09/21/2011

Categories:  Woodbridge | Tags:  NoVa flood, Virginia

 
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