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Prince George's County, Maryland

Statement from County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III

For Immediate Release: 5/18/2014 3:30 PM

Contact: Scott L. Peterson | (240) 619-9400

Donation of monetary support from Peterson Family Foundation and Walmart Foundation to assist evacuees of Fort Washington Slope Failure

Upper Marlboro, MD – Today, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, released a statement following an announcement that the Peterson Family Foundation and the Walmart Foundation committed to make sizeable donations to assist the families who have been affected by the slope failure on Piscataway Drive in the Piscataway Hills Community in Fort Washington, MD:

“I want to thank the Peterson Family Foundation and the Walmart Foundation for stepping in to help the families impacted by the slope failure in Fort Washington, MD.   Their combined donation of $10,000 to the newly created Community Foundation of Prince George’s County’s ‘Fort Washington Relief Fund’ and $500 in gift cards to Walmart to each impacted family will be very helpful. 

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.  These donations will help them lighten some of the financial burdens they are dealing with.  It is my hope that these donations will encourage other businesses, organizations and residents to follow the lead of the Peterson family and Walmart.  Their contributions are setting a wonderful example of what it means to be a good neighbor and a committed corporate citizen.”

To donate to the Fort Washington Relief Fund, please send checks or money orders made out to “Fort Washington Relief Fund” and mail to:

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, please call the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services at 301-909-7077.

For more information on the Community Foundation of Prince George’s County go to http://www.thecommunityfoundationpgc.org.