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Slope failure evacuees get monetary assistance

Sunday - 5/18/2014, 5:54pm  ET

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It's been two weeks since a slope failure forced several Fort Washington residents to leave their homes. Now, they're getting some help. (WTOP)

WASHINGTON -- Earlier this month, several homes were evacuated in Fort Washington after a few of them began to slide off their foundations.

Now, Prince George's County Executive Rushern L. Baker III has announced ways for you to help those displaced by the slope failure.

The Peterson Family Foundation and the Walmart Foundation have created the Fort Washington Relief Fund. To launch the initiative, the proprietors donated $10,000 and $500 in gift cards to Walmart for the affected families.

"For the past two weeks, the Piscataway Hills Community has had to adjust to a very tough situation, and some residents are beginning to face unexpected financial hardships," Baker said in a statement. "These donations will help them lighten some of the financial burdens they are dealing with."

To donate to the Fort Washington Relief Fund, send checks or money orders - made out to Fort Washington Relief Fund - to the following address:

Fort Washington Relief Fund

c/o The Community Foundation of Prince George's County

PO Box 3418

Capitol Heights, MD 20791

Att: Desiree Griffin-Moore

All donations are tax-deductible. For questions about donations or others ways you or your organization can assist, call the Prince George's County Department of Social Services at 301-909-7077.

Go here for more information on the Community Foundation of Prince George's County.

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