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Fundraiser for McDonough St. Mobile Home Community

A small mobile home community has been devastated and you can help out.




The flooding on Friday did more than damage Forest Hill Park and flood a bunch of basements. An entire community has lost their homes.

A fundraiser has been started to help out the residents of eight mobile homes that awoke Friday with up to five feet of water in their yard/home. This fundraiser is hoping to give a hand as the residents look for a new place since the city has condemned the mobile homes.

From the GoFundMe:

On 06-22/2018, a rainstorm caused flash flooding in the McDonough St. mobile home community in Richmond, VA.  The City of Richmond condemned all 8 mobile homes because of the the damage caused by the flooding. The families in this community have been displaced as a result.

This fundraiser is specifically for the families that lived in the mobile home community at the time of the flooding. The $4,000 goal of this fundraiser is to enable the organizer to give each family $500 a piece. The more money raised, more goes to the affected families.

Please donate and share to raise awareness.

Local news reports of the incident can be found here:

The organizer of this fundraiser is a former resident of the trailer park who moved elsewhere within the past two weeks.

The organizer will begin the immediate dispersement of funds to the families with the most critical needs (those with small children, or caring for people with illness). As more funds become available, the remaining families will receive their share of funds.

Most of the families have already been located and/or contacted via phone calls or Facebook messenger. I will travel to the location of each family to directly provide them their share of donations in cash.

The organizer (Montigue Magruder) can be contacted at (804) 208-0169 with any further inquiries.

Thank you in advance for your donations and shares of this fundraiser.

The Virginia Red Cross has also been on hand to help out.

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