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Levittown Salvation Army receives $10,000 grant

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The Levittown Salvation Army has received $10,000 for COVID-19 relief from the PNC Foundation, which receives its principal funding from The PNC Financial Services Group. The purpose of the emergency funding is to assist with the greatest needs of The Salvation Army’s clients in the Levittown area. During this unprecedented time when unemployment is at the highest it has been since the Great Depression, more people and families are in desperate need of food and money to pay bills, particularly their mortgage or lease.

“We are seeing regular clients in need of assistance, as well as new clients who need help. There are plenty of people who have lost their jobs or had their hours slashed and they are the sole bread winners for their households,” said Capt. David Kelly, Corps commanding officer. “We are so grateful for PNC’s relationship over the years. We will use this funding to make sure people have food and can stay in their homes for at least another month. Both are basic necessities that we all need to survive and thrive.”

Kelly and his team have been on the front lines since the pandemic began, handing out school breakfasts and lunches to children on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Levittown Salvation Army location at 215 Appletree Drive. They also distribute frozen dinners to individuals and families on Tuesdays and Fridays while wearing gloves, face masks, and practicing safe social distancing.

Kelly and the workers have watched the food and rental assistance needs increase over the last several weeks. He is actively seeking partnerships with corporations, foundations and community partners to help meet the growing needs.

To donate from a distance, go to The Salvation Army’s Virtual Food Pantry at salvationarmypa.org. All donations are directed to the ZIP code in which the donation originates. All corporate gift offers should be submitted to Corporate Giving Manager Stephen Brown at stephen.brown@use.salvationarmy.org.

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