In the Aftermath of Recent Weather Disasters, Penn Community Bank Partners with United Way to Help

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Aftermath of 100-year flooding, Bristol, Bucks County
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In the aftermath of the 100-year flood in Bristol, Penn Community Bank and the United Way of Bucks County are collaborating to help.

Penn Community Bank, the largest mutual bank headquartered in eastern Pennsylvania, partnered with United Way of Bucks County (UWBC) to establish a coordinated disaster relief fund. The two entities are collaborating 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 UWBC and Penn Community Bank, the financial resources will assist low-income homeowners, unable to secure aid elsewhere, who the storm impacted.

Dow Chemical Company of Bristol also participated, donating $10,000.

UWBC will coordinate with Bucks County itself 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, UWBC President and CEO.

“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.”

The UWBC Healthy Eating and Living Partnership (HELP) Center is also serving as a resource for households decimated by recent storms. People in need can shop for cleaning supplies, nonperishable food, clothing, towels, and other essentials, all free of charge.

More information about the disaster relief fund is available at UWBC.

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