The Bucks County COVID-19 Recovery Fund is continuing to award grants to local nonprofits. It doled out its second round to five recipients last week.
The Ivins Resource Center, Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank, Salvation Army Lower Bucks Corps, and Emergency Relief Association all received their first grants.
The Penndel Mental Health Center received its second grant.
Located in Morrisville Borough, the Ivins Resource Center will use its funding to prepare meals and groceries for seniors. They will particularly target low-income seniors who cannot leave their homes due to the coronavirus.
“The Ivins Resource Center is extremely grateful to United Way of Bucks County and its partners for this emergency grant. It will help us expand our capacity to serve more shut-ins and other vulnerable residents of Lower Bucks County and keep them safe from Corona virus,” says Eric Stark with Ivins.
The Greater Philadelphia Diaper Bank will be able to provide an additional 15,000 diapers to adults in the area thanks to the grant.
Meanwhile, the Lower Bucks Salvation Army will use its grant for rental assistance. The Emergency Relief Association Food Pantry refill its stock of food and personal items. It served about 1500 people before the crisis, and the need is growing.
Penn Community Bank and United Way Bucks created the Recovery Fund last month to help combat the financial burden of the coronavirus. It needs donations to continue operating.
People can donate online at the UW Bucks website here.