WBCB’s Courtney Fegley contributed to this post.
United Way of Bucks County and Penn Community Bank have teamed up to collect essential items in efforts to bring relief to Lower Bucks flood victims.
Relief efforts come as residents impacted by the ‘100-year flood’ try to restore their lives. United Way Bucks volunteers are working overtime collecting food, clothing, cleaning supplies and other critical items in order to provide flood victims with the necessities they need.
“We expanded our hours. Typically we’re only here a few days a week, so we expanded it to the whole week and doubled-up on the amount of appointments we have for the Red Cross or the Salvation Army” said Impact Services Coordinator P.J. O’Brien.
O’Brien said the non-profit organization relies on their partnerships with local Walmarts, Bed, Bath, & Beyonds, and an Amazon distribution center to provide families with brand new home essentials. United Way is accepting donations from residents in nearby communities as well.
“We did put out a call to action to the community,” said O’Brien. They are in need of brand new towels, undergarments, and non-perishable food.
United Way and Penn Community Bank will also be accepting monetary donations for individuals and families who were hit particularly hard by the flood. Communications and Development Manager at PCB, Aaron Clark, said he and his colleagues are excited to help bring relief to flood victims.
“We have a strong connection to them, and we have a strong connection to United Way and the work that they do philanthropically,” said Clark. “We have the desire to help and the means to do so.”