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County assistance for storm victims; relief fund created

 

April 18, 2011


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:  Jody Puckett, Communications Director
Phone:  (757) 253-6605
Email: jody.puckett@jamescitycountyva.gov

 

As James City County officials continue to assess damage from Saturday’s tornado, preliminary reports indicate that 36 structures have minor to major damage in the Grove area of the County.  Six trailers in the Reed Trailer Park on Pocahontas Trail are damaged and residents are displaced. Those families and individuals are now receiving assistance from James City County Department of Social Services and the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

 

The Grove Christian Outreach Center has set up a relief account with TowneBank in Williamsburg for those wishing to donate money to help residents directly impacted by the tornado. The funds will assist with displacement costs such as hotels, food and clothing plus home repairs, debris clean up and replacement of essential household items.

 

Donations can be made directly to the Grove Disaster Relief Account at any TowneBank branch or mailed to:


            Grove Christian Outreach Center
            Grove Disaster Relief Account
            8910-E Pocahontas Trails
            Williamsburg, VA 23185
            For information call;  757-887-1100

 

To confirm account information, contact Daryl C. Wynne, Assistant Vice President, TowneBank Branch Manager, 5216 Monticello Ave, Williamsburg, VA 23188, 757-564-4703 or email: daryl.wynne@townebank.net.

 

County residents who need information or assistance following Saturday’s storm should call James City County Emergency Management at 757-564-2140. Callers will be referred to area resources if needed.

 

 

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