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Foundation has pledged to match the first $100,000 in quake relief
COUNTY OF LOUISA BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
Willie L. Gentry, Jr., Chairman
Robert Dubé, County Administrator
WILLIAM A. COOKE FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Wallace L. Tingler, Chairman
Dean P. Agee
C. Champion Bowles, Jr.
Rebecca B, Cavanaugh
Linda J. Parker
Dr. Deborah D. Pettit
Randall L. Tingler
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 7, 2011
LOUISA, VIRGINIA – Louisa County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the William A. Cooke Foundation’s Louisa County Earthquake Recovery Program Challenge Grant. The Foundation has pledged to match the first $100,000 in individual donations to the Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation to assist with the earthquake recovery effort.
“The largest Virginia earthquake in historic times stuck the heart of Louisa County, impacting our friends and neighbors,” said Chairman of the William A. Cooke Foundation Board of Directors, Wallace “Chuck” Tingler. “The mission of the Foundation is to provide support for the people of Louisa County. We were moved by the amount of destruction caused by the earthquake and felt this was the right thing to do.”
The purpose of the Louisa County Earthquake Recovery Program is to help Louisa County homeowners repair or rebuild uninsured/underinsured owner occupied dwellings.
Louisa County Board of Supervisors Chairman Willie Gentry said, “The amount of damage to our community is unprecedented, affecting all citizens of Louisa County. We are please to be partnered with the Cooke Foundation and the Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation in establishing this program.”
Howard Evergreen, Executive Director for the Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation said, “We are very grateful to the Cooke Foundation for its generous challenge grant and the Board of Supervisors for its continued support and partnership.”
To donate, send checks made payable to the Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation – Earthquake Recovery Program, PO Box 160, Louisa, VA 23093.
“The application process for Louisa County homeowners is not yet open. The fundraising effort needs to make substantial progress before any funds can be distributed,” said Evergreen.