From the Mt. Vernon Square Listserv:
The MVSNA board will propose to the membership at the meeting tonight [5/16] that the association pledge $500 to help, and we will seek matching donations from neighbors. Thanks to those who already made pledges through this listserve. Donations can be made to the Mount Vernon Square Neighborhood Association and given to Jeff Parke, our treasurer, at the meeting tonight, or mailed to Mount Vernon Square Neighborhood Association, P.O. Box 50526, Washington, D.C. 20091-0526. Just note “NJ Ave Donation” on the memo line and 100% of your donation will be passed on as part of the MVSNA gift. I am in the process of tracking down the woman who lived there.