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Fighting Homelessness at The Fuge

March 12, 2015 | Bucks County Herald

Family Service Association of Bucks County will host a benefit to raise funds for the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter on Saturday, March 21 at The Fuge in Warminster.

The benefit will begin at 7 p.m. with live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner and a live auction. Guests can also tour The Fuge, which houses one of the largest human centrifuges, and have their photo taken inside the gondola of the actual centrifuge used by America’s early astronauts including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn.

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Ensuring There Will Be Shelter for Those Who Need It

March 06, 2015 | Betsy N. Rendall | Bucks County Courier Times

I recently learned of three people who currently reside at the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown. When asked how they ended up at the shelter, all had very different reasons.

The first was a single mom of two young children who left a job to further her education. She tried, without success, to find a new job that worked with her school schedule, so she lost her apartment because she couldn’t pay the rent. The second was an unemployed (but actively job-seeking) man in the middle of a divorce. His wife and son are living in his old house, but he is no longer welcome there. The third was a woman who was living in a shared apartment that turned into a domestic violence situation.

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Soroptimist International of Indian Rock Honors Women for Leadership in Bucks County

March 05, 2015 | Gema Maria Duarte | Bucks County Courier Times

Good deeds, human kindness and hard work don’t always go unnoticed.

Several Bucks County area women and a high school student were recognized at the Soroptimist International of Indian Rock meeting Wednesday, which was attended by about 60 women, many of whom are business and professional leaders dedicated to advancing human rights and the status of women.

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Bucks County Could Dole Out $665K for Housing, Town Halls

March 04, 2015 | James McGinnis | The Intelligencer

Bucks County could vote Wednesday on a series of federal grants funding repairs to low-income housing, modifications to local town halls, and setting aside cash for its only year-round homeless shelter.

The county commissioners are scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. in Doylestown and vote on nine community development block grants funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Benefit will help Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter residents

February 27, 2015 | Family Service Press Release

Family Service Association of Bucks County will host a benefit to raise funds for the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at The Fuge in Warminster.

The benefit will begin at 7:00 PM with live music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner, a live auction and a call to action. Guests can also tour The Fuge’s unique, circular space that still houses the largest, most powerful human centrifuge the world has ever seen and have their photo taken inside the gondola of the actual centrifuge used by all of America’s early astronauts including Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and John Glenn.

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Bucks Homeless Number Slightly Lower

February 27, 2015 | Philly.com

The number of homeless people living in Bucks County this winter appeared to be slightly lower during a recent one-day count than it was in 2014, county officials announced Thursday.

The preliminary results of a federally mandated “point-in-time survey,” conducted this year on Jan. 29, found 487 homeless people in the county: 449 in shelters or transitional housing, and 38 without shelter, according to the county Department of Housing and Community Development.

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Lower Makefield Woman Reaches Out to Warm the Homeless

February 26, 2015 | Petra Chesner Schlatter | Bucks Local News

When the temperatures dip to frigid levels, Linda Elliott of Lower Makefield can’t help but think of the homeless living outside in the brutal conditions, some with just cardboard and a vent to keep themselves warm.

“This is a crisis we cannot deny,” said Elliott, who is not only thinking about the homeless, she’s actually doing something to help.

Through a program she started – Tuesday Afternoon Outreach (TAO) – she has been collecting food and blankets for the homeless. She’ll hold another “Warming Hands n Hearts” blanket drive on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Solutions for Daily Living, a holistic store at 126 North State Street, Newtown, next to the Newtown Theatre.

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Giving Back: First Federal Awards $50,000 to Nonprofits

February 22, 2015 | The Intelligencer

First Federal of Bucks County recently presented $50,000 to nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of Bucks County residents. This gift is in addition to the funds previously distributed in 2014. First Federal commits up to 5 percent of its net income each year to charitable institutions that serve Bucks County, allowing the bank to contribute additional funds to groups it supports.

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Super Duper Bowl: A Football Fundraiser

February 22, 2015 | Levittown Leader

The fifth grade students at Eleanor Roosevelt Elementary School, led by their teachers, Jason Miller, Roger Kean, Joseph Melnick, Maureen Janthor, and Amanda D’Amico, once again staged an exciting outdoor flag football tournament, braving muddy and snowy conditions for most of their games. This annual event culminated with Super Duper Bowl V (top left photo) on January 30th, the Friday before Super Bowl Sunday.

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Elementary Student Helps Raise Funds For Homeless Shelter

February 16, 2015 | LevittownNow.com

After a teacher assigned students to write a persuasive letter, AJ Hammer wrote one that asked for help raising funds for the Bucks County Emergency Homeless Shelter in Levittown.

AJ collected money from friends and family. By the end of his fundraising mission, the Pennsbury student had raised $415 for the shelter. He also presented 50 handmade scarves that were from his grandmother.

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