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Penn Community Bank donates 1,400 N95 masks to Bucks Emergency Services Center

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Perkasie-based Penn Community Bank has donated over 1,400 N95 masks to the Bucks County Emergency Service Center as they respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Penn Community Bank’s donation was made possible by the disaster response planning of Joseph F. Gasper, Jr., the bank’s former Director of Compliance. Gasper, who retired in 2016 and passed away last month, was a 23-year Air Force veteran and passionate about preparation efforts. Thanks to these secured resources, the bank has been able to provide supplies to all its locations and still provide this donation to the community.

Read more: In March, the bank partnered with the United Way of Bucks County to launch the Bucks County COVID-19 Recovery Fund, including a $25,000 initial contribution. The relief fund is being used to assist those experiencing a financial crisis as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic with basic needs such as food, shelter, utilities, and transportation. To learn more and to contribute to the recovery effort, visit http://www.uwbucks.org/COVIDrecovery.

In April, the bank donated $30,000 to the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership (BCHIP) to establish the Penn Community Bank Healthcare Operational Priority Emergency (HOPE) Fund, which will cover the cost of care for some of the community’s most vulnerable residents. In concert with Bucks County hospitals and local officials, the HOPE Fund is established to provide resources to support individuals who are unsheltered due to COVID-19; these may include shelter clients or those who cannot safely return to group homes. In addition, funds will be used to address and meet the rapidly changing needs of the Bucks County community brought about by the pandemic.

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