Applications open for financial assistance from Sun Prairie Disaster Relief Fund

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SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. - The City of Sun Prairie and the Bank of Sun Prairie announced Thursday that applications are now available for people and businesses impacted by the explosion.

The Bank of Sun Prairie set up the Sun Prairie Disaster Relief Fund the day after a gas line explosion leveled several buildings and killed a local firefighter. The fund has raised $403,000 in total donations.

The fund is now opening up an application for people and businesses located in the affected area that need assistance. The application form is available on the United Way website.

Applications should be submitted by Aug. 17. The applications will be reviewed the following week and officials said they hope to be able to distribute funds by late August.

Since the explosion, the bank has been working with Sunshine Place, a community organization based in Sun Prairie, to extend aid to several individuals and families who were displaced by the disaster. Anyone who has been displaced and needs assistance is urged to contact Sunshine Place at 608-825-3875.