Coordinated fund supports Lower Bucks communities impacted by recent weather disasters
PERKASIE, Pa. (August 2021) – Penn Community Bank, the largest mutual bank headquartered in eastern Pennsylvania, is partnering with United Way of Bucks County to establish a coordinated Disaster Relief Fund to help individuals and families affected by the recent severe flooding and tornados in Lower Bucks County.
Launched with initial donations of $25,000 from both United Way of Bucks County and Penn Community Bank, and $10,000 from Dow, the fund will assist low-income homeowners impacted by the storms who are unable to secure aid from other sources. United Way of Bucks County will coordinate with the County of Bucks and other nonprofit partners to ensure that funds are used efficiently.
“As a community-first organization, we’re committed to serving our region – including those most in need,” said Jeane M. Vidoni, Penn Community Bank President and CEO. “Penn Community Bank is proud to once again partner with United Way of Bucks County and pledge our support to the Disaster Relief Fund.”
“Our community has been hit hard by devastating storms recently. Many people are displaced and many will need help resolving their housing issues,” said Marissa Christie, President and CEO at United Way of Bucks County. “We want these people to know that we’re here for them. The Disaster Relief Fund will help fill in the gaps for these impacted residents who have no other options.”
United Way of Bucks County’s HELP Center is also serving as a resource for weather-impacted residents. People in need can shop for cleaning supplies, nonperishable food, clothing, towels, and other essentials goods, all free of charge.
To learn more about the coordinated Disaster Relief Fund, visit http://www.uwbucks.org/disasterrelief
About Penn Community Bank: Penn Community Bank holds more than $2.6 billion in assets, employs more than 300 people, and offers banking, lending and investments at locations throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties, Pennsylvania. As an independent, mutual financial institution, Penn Community Bank is not publicly traded and operates with its long-term mission in mind: to help businesses grow and prosper, to provide financial resources to individuals and families throughout their lifetimes, to strengthen the local economy, and to partner with local organizations to act as a catalyst for positive growth in every market it serves.
About United Way of Bucks County: Since 1952, UW Bucks has been improving lives in Bucks County by uniting donors, advocates, and volunteers around the common good. United Way programs focus on the building blocks for a good life: a quality education, a stable income, and good health. For more information, call 215.949.1660 or visit www.uwbucks.org.