Pr. William officials allocate more funds for flood victims

Prince William County Supervisors allocated more funds Tuesday to help the dozens of flood victims in the community.

The board unanimously approved a resolution that transfers $25,000 to help flood victims impacted by Tropical Storm Lee earlier this month. The money will go to a fund set up by government officials and the Prince William County Education Foundation.

Last week the board allocated $40,000 to the Prince William chapter of the American Red Cross. All the money comes from proffers developers allocated to affordable housing, county officials said.

Almost 70 homes in Holly Acres mobile home park in Woodbridge were condemned because of flood damage and 16 businesses along Route 1 have been declared unsafe for occupancy, county officials said. The Marumsco mobile home park and a condo community where a retaining wall gave way were also impacted.

County officials said the foundation has collected $15,000 to date and will continue collecting donations through Sept. 25. After that, area non-profits will meet to determine how to best use the funds.

People interested in helping can donate to the established fund by credit card, PayPal or checks made payable to the PWCS Education Foundation, also known as SPARK, county officials said.

Checks can be sent to SPARK, P.O. Box 389 Manassas, VA 20108, and should have “flood relief” written in the subject line. For more information, visit www.pwcgov.org.

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