Feasterville Business Association to Present $23,500 in Community Grants

On Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 7 PM at Twinning Hall (4900 East Street Road, Trevose, PA), Officers and members of the Feasterville Business Association will get into the holiday spirit of giving when they join together at their annual holiday party to provide $23,500 in grants to numerous communal and charitable organizations and other community-based endeavors.  The money was raised from the proceeds of the professional business association’s 30th Charity Golf Outing which was held last July at Spring Mill Country Club in Ivyland, PA.  Since its inception, the event has raised more than $300,000 for area causes.

The money will be used this year to fund college scholarships for high school seniors, the association’s annual Easter Egg hunt, holiday food baskets for families in need and a host of community based non-profit organizations.  Included are the Special Equestrians, A Woman’s Place, Legacy of Life, YWCA of Bucks County, Lower Southampton Veterans Advisory Council, Throw Away Dogs, Friends of the Lower Southampton Library, Neshaminy Activities Center, Council of SEPA Alcohol and Drugs, Playwicki Farm Foundation, Lower Southampton Athletic Association, Philadelphia Flyers Charities, the Sunshine Foundation, Bucks County Hero Scholarship Fund, and Youth Orchestra of Bucks County.  The donations will be awarded by Fran Mishinkash, President of the FBA, Dennis Markowitz, FBA Treasurer, and Ed Shannon, golf outing chairperson.

9/11 Heroes Run Information

The Travis Manion 9/11 Heroes Run will be held on Saturday, September 11th.  This 5K Run and 1-mile Fun Run is organized by the Lower Southampton Veterans Advisory Council in conjunction with the Travis Manion Foundation whose goal is to foster long-term appreciation for the sacrifices made by those men and women since September 11, 2001, who fought against terrorism both in foreign wars and on the home front.

The 5K will run through the Buckridge Farms neighborhood on the day of the race.  The streets affected by the closure include Mallard, Nancy, Sandpiper, Woodcock, Pheasant, Quail, Eastview, Westview, Waycross and Midway. Please remove all vehicles from your street the night before.  From approximately 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM on the day of the race, these streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic.  

We are asking residents to show your support for the runners and the ones they run for by flying your American Flags and patriotic decorations – and, if you can, watch the race and cheer on the runners!

If you would like to participate or volunteer, please sign up by clicking HERE.

 

FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19 Related Deaths

In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after Jan. 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized today, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistance program nationwide.

“At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters,” said Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense grief for so many people. Although we cannot change what has happened, we affirm our commitment to help with funeral and burial expenses that many families did not anticipate.”

To be eligible for COVID-19 funeral assistance, the policy states:

  • The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020 for a death attributed to COVID-19.
  • If multiple individuals contributed toward funeral expenses, they should apply under a single application as applicant and co-applicant. FEMA will also consider documentation from other individuals not listed as the applicant and co-applicant who may have incurred funeral expenses as part of the registration for the deceased individual.
  • An applicant may apply for multiple deceased individuals.
  • The COVID-19-related death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia.
  • This assistance is limited to a maximum financial amount of $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 per application.
  • Funeral assistance is intended to assist with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation.

There is a hotline set-up for assistance – 1-844-684-6333

For FAQs on this program, visit FEMAs website by clicking HERE.