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Westover Merchants Damaged by Flood 7/8

$87,514 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 921 people in 1 month
Created July 8, 2019
This morning, 7/8/2019, 4.5 inches of rain fell in an hour, causing extreme flash flooding in the Westover neighborhood of Arlington. Part of the Westover Shopping Center -- Ayers Hardware, the Westover Beer Garden and other shops -- was deluged. The businesses's main levels and storage basements were inundated with water. These businesses are the heart and soul of the Westover community. I am hoping neighborhood residents and folks across Arlington County will contribute to this campaign to help the businesses cover cleanup costs, property repair costs, inventory damage costs and associated loss-of-business costs.

The money raised will primarily be for Ayers and the Beer Garden and allocated according to need. Please help!  Anything is better than nothing!!
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I wanted to say THANK YOU! to Mike Durham and friend's and to WHITLOW's who donated $8004 from the Benefit Concert. The music was amazing and the turn out was great.

The GoFundME will end on Tuesday 8/13 so if you were planning on donating please do so soon.
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Great news!! The 1st checks were distributed to the merchants identified in the GoFundMe update earlier in the week!

Please continue to share the GoFundMe with friends and all social media!

Please consider attending the Benefit event at Whitlow's in Arlington on Sunday August 4th 5-9 pm.
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There have been delays from getting the money from GoFundMe and they have now asked for this update among a few other things that I am scrambling to put together. They asked me to post this update:

UPDATE:
The first $70,000 collected via this Go Fund Me campaign is scheduled to be distributed as soon as the money is released by GoFundMe to Westover merchants as follows:

Ayers Variety & Hardware 41%
Westover Market & Beer Garden 35%
The Forest Inn 15%
Grand Hunan Restaurant 3%
Blue Groove Soundz 3%
Pete's Barbershop 3%

The Go Fund Me campaign will remain open for contributions until early August, when the remainder of the campaign funds – including proceeds from the Westover Shops Benefit on Saturday, August 4, from 5pm-9pm at Whitlow’s on Wilson – will be distributed to the merchants using the same percentage apportionment.

Thank you to the 850-plus people who contributed so generously to help out the businesses that make Westover a special place to live.

The percentage apportionment was determined by the organizer AND a committee of five Westover residents based on the campaign's original statement of purpose and information provided by the individual merchants themselves. The organizer and committee members all volunteered their time and service. 100 percent of the funds collected are being delivered directly to the merchants by Cashier's Checks drawn on a Wells Fargo Donation acct.
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UPDATE:
The first $70,000 collected via this Go Fund Me campaign is scheduled to be distributed next week to Westover merchants. I am hopeful the funds will be avialble on or before 7/30.

The Go Fund Me campaign will remain open for contributions until early August, when the remainder of the campaign funds – including proceeds from the Westover Shops Benefit on Saturday, August 4, from 5pm-9pm at Whitlow’s on Wilson – will be distributed to the merchants.

Thank you to the 850-plus people who contributed so generously to help out the businesses that make Westover a special place to live.

100 percent of the funds collected are being delivered directly to the merchants.
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$87,514 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 921 people in 1 month
Created July 8, 2019
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