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First Community Foundation awards grants to local organizations for flood relief

By Staff | Dec 13, 2011

WILLIAMSPORT The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is proud to grant $264,725 to eleven nonprofit organizations through its newly created Lycoming County Disaster Relief Fund. The Lycoming County Disaster Relief Fund was established in response to the widespread flooding in Lycoming County as the result of Tropical Storm Lee on September 7 and 8, 2011. In response to donor interest, the Community Foundation created the Fund to have an immediate impact on the local areas damaged by flooding as they begin the process of rebuilding their communities.

FCFP received requests for funding totaling $555,310. The Community Foundation utilized eight members of the regional community to form a grant panel to review all applications. After careful consideration of each application, FCFP is proud to announce some of the following grants from the Lycoming County Disaster Relief Fund:

The American Red Cross Northcentral PA Chapter- $6,765 to replenish the basic needs for their shelter manager and health kits.

Muncy Area Volunteer Fire Company- $16,394 to replace aging and inadequate portable pumps used by the Fire Company.

Picture Rocks Volunteer Fire Company- $15,000 to purchase of a new generator for the Fire Company.

STEP – Lycoming-Clinton Counties Commission for Community Action- $114,614 to provide gap funding necessary to access temporary housing and assist with water heater replacement and basement rehabilitation.

United Churches of Lycoming County- $52,613 to provide long-term assistance to flood victims who do not have adequate personal resources for basic needs.

Veterans Memorial Park of Picture Rocks – $3,000 to repair to the brick walkways, gardens and landscaping at the Veterans Memorial Park in Picture Rocks.