Flood Fund Grows But Remains Short of Goal

Flood Fund Grows But Remains Short of Goal

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- A half year after the flooding Santa Clara and Virgin rivers destroyed 19 homes and damaged others, donations still are coming in for the relief fund for flood victims, but it still is short of the goal.

The Virgin River-Santa Clara River Flood Relief fund has received about two-point-19 (M)million dollars in cash, pledges and building lots for homes.

Treasurer Morris Peacock says the fund still is short of its three (M)million dollar goal.

Peacock says that nearly 879-thousand dollars had been distributed to victims as of June 15th.

Some of the money went to stabilize homes and some went to replace belongings but the bulk of the money went to build or buy new homes.

The organization also helped some flood victims negotiate with banks for their loans to be forgiven.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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