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John Wall looks to help Ward 8 families with rent assistance during pandemic

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

These days, John Wall feels so robust that he completes 40-mile bike rides around the Washington area. As the spokes spin, his mind wanders to the Ward 8 neighborhood in Southeast Washington, which his Wizards have called home for the past two seasons….

Wall, who grew up impoverished in a single-parent household, is seeking the public’s help in reaching a $300,000 donation goal. After June 22, the final day for donations, “hundreds” of residents in Ward 8 will receive rent relief, according to a news release about the effort. The John Wall Family Foundation will team up with the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, Lydia’s House and Housing Counseling Services to identify qualifying families.

Washington Post/Candace Buckner

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