ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com)- The St. Louis County Executive and The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership have designated $500,000 to cleanup the Dellwood and Ferguson areas.
According to a press release Tuesday, the funds were secured from the St. Louis County Port Authority. The St. Louis County Port Authority is governed by a seven-member board of commissioners that was appointed by the St. Louis Executive and confirmed by the St. Louis County Council.
"The demolition of burned properties and beautification in these communities is an important step forward for St. Louis County," said County Executive Steve Stenger in the release. " We will be working with business owners to determine exactly what structures will be torn down and what should be put in their place."
The Port Authority was able to raise money for the project through lease payment from River City Casino. The committee reinvests its funds into the community to better St. Louis County.
Anyone employed in Ferguson or Dellwood and impacted by the November unrest is asked to call the United Way at 800-427-4626 by February.