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)

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.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.

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