Prince George’s County Appreciates Donations to Support Storm Recovery Efforts

Duracell offers County “Power Relief Trailer,” Giant Food donates generator to PGPD Police Station, DSS continues requests for donations for microburst victims
Hyattsville, MD – The Prince George’s County Office of Emergency Management announced today that the Duracell company has offered their Power Relief Trailer to the relief efforts of Prince George’s County government.  Additionally, Giant Food has donated a generator to the 4th District Prince George’s County Police Station.

“For the second week in a row, Prince George’s County has suffered through severe weather that has displaced residents and left thousands in the dark,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “We are very appreciative of the support we have received from the business community, individuals, who have volunteered time, talents, and resources to the recovery efforts of Prince George’s County government.”

The Duracell Power Relief Trailer allows community members the ability to recharging their mobile devices and get information on assistance in the area. Satellite phones, a computer kiosk station and Wi-Fi will also be available to help affected residents Wednesday, July 4th – Friday July 6th.  Additionally, Duracell will be distributing batteries to help keep residents powered up.  The Power Relief Trailer will be in Laurel tomorrow from 8:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m. in the Lowe’s parking lot at 14300 Baltimore Avenue, Laurel, MD.  We will provide further updates the locations of the Trailer for Thursday, July 5 and Friday, July 6.

Giant Food is also helping out during the storm.  They donated a generator when they found out that the 4th District Police Station in Oxon Hill was out of power.  Giant Foods transported, installed and provided fuel after coordination with the Prince George’s County Department of Central Services.

Additionally, The Prince George’s County Department of Social Services has extended collection of various donated items at 425 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD  20785, for residents impacted by the June 27th microburst that destroyed property and displaced many residents in the area of Bladensburg and Cheverly.

Financial contributions can continue to be made through a special fund established for those impacted. The fund will assist with food replacement, housing necessities, emergency assistance clothing and other emergency housing needs. The Finance Office of the Prince George’s County Department of Social Services will accept the donations sent or brought to: 805 Brightseat Road, Landover, MD 20785. Please make checks or money orders payable to: Prince George’s County Department of Social Services and note in the memo section “Bladensburg Microburst Lay Fund”.

Residents and media are encouraged to follow @CountyExecBaker on Twitter or “County Executive Rushern Baker” on Facebook for information and updates.  The phone number to the Emergency Operation Center is 301-583-1950.

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