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Free Turkey Giveaway Sunday, December 27

Free Turkey Giveaway

Coccos Container Service, in partnership with Eddystone Borough will be donating turkeys with corn stuffing to the residents of Eddystone. The Free Turkey giveaway will take place from 12 pm until 3pm on Sunday December 27th at the new firehouse on a first come, first served basis.

Eddystone borough would like to extend our gratitude to Cocco’s container service for the generous donation to our neighbors.

Please let your neighbors know!

SBA

SBA Offering Disaster Assistance to Those Affected by Tropical Storm Isaias

Pennsylvania businesses and residents affected by Tropical Storm Isaias on Aug. 4, 2020, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to a December 21, 2020 news release. The declaration covers Berks and Philadelphia counties, and the adjacent counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery and Schuylkill in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden and Gloucester in New Jersey.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at DisasterLoan.sba.gov.

Businesses and individuals may also obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing), or by emailing DisasterCustomerService@sba.gov. Loan applications can also be downloaded at sba.gov/disaster. Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Feb. 16, 2021.
The deadline to return economic injury applications Sept. 20, 2021.

Read the complete press release, download the full SBA fact sheet on the Disaster Declaration.

Delaware County Covid Testing

Drive-Thru Covid-19 Testing Week of December 21 in Upland and Darby

Delaware County will be conducting public drive-thru COVID-19 testing next week at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby and at the US Army Reserve in Upland. Due to the holidays, testing will be limited to Monday and Tuesday in Upland and Monday through Thursday in Darby.

Testing will be available for insured and uninsured individuals 12 years of age or older who live or work in Delaware County and have COVID-19 symptoms, were exposed to COVID-19, or are considered critical/essential workers.

Individuals must pre-register at www.delcopa.gov/testing to receive a test.

If you have health insurance, please bring your insurance card to the test site. However, there are no out-of-pocket costs or co-pays for COVID-19 testing. Masks or face coverings must be worn.

COVID Testing: Upland, PA
US Army Reserve, 500 W. 24th Street, Upland, PA 19013

Monday, 12/21, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/22, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

COVID Testing: Darby, PA
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, 1500 Lansdowne Avenue, Darby, PA 19023

Monday, 12/21, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/22, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/23, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday, 12/24, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Residents can call Delaware County’s Department of Intercommunity Health at (610) 891-6129 with any questions regarding COVID-19 health services.

More information about these COVID testing events at DelcoPA.gov

Delco Strong grants

Grants Available to Assist Local Businesses Directly Affected by Recent Mitigation Efforts

Online application window opens December 18

During its Dec. 16 public meeting, Delaware County Council unanimously voted to authorize CARES Act funding to further assist Delaware County businesses that have suffered loss from business interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fourth round of funding, Delco Strong: Rapid Response is modeled after the Delco Strong, Delco Strong 2, and Delco Strong 3 grant programs offered in May, July, and November which distributed over $16 million to 1,428 local businesses and 130 local non-profit organizations. Delco Strong: Rapid Response will offer funding to Delaware County businesses directly affected by the Governor’s recent updated mitigation efforts which are in effect from December 12-January 4. The new mitigation efforts prohibit indoor dining, limit indoor and outdoor gatherings, and prohibit entertainment venues and gyms and fitness centers from operating.

“Our restaurants, bars, catering businesses, and gyms and fitness centers are suffering tremendously, and the latest mitigation efforts, while necessary in response to the dramatic increase of COVID-19 cases will hurt them even more,” said Delaware County Councilwoman Elaine Schaefer. “Delco Strong: Rapid Response allows us to continue to support these specific businesses even further. We know this has been crippling to many businesses and we are doing everything we can to help them get back on their feet and help them stay open and keep their staff employed.”

Council’s vote authorizes $ 4 million in additional Delco Strong grants to be distributed to eligible small businesses. Business owners can apply online beginning on December 18.

Delco Strong: Rapid Response provides a sliding scale of assistance to the Full-Service Restaurant/Tavern/Catering industry based on 2019 gross revenue and for those that have modified operations to remain open at a limited capacity during the three-week mitigation. Businesses are eligible for up to $40,000.

Read more at delcopa.gov.

Online Meeting

Virtual Presentation on Resources During the Pandemic on Thursday, Dec. 17

Delaware County Council and the Department of Human Services will host an online presentation on Thursday, Dec. 17 at 2:30pm.

The presentation will highlight some resources available to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presentations by:
County Offices of Services to the Aging (COSA)
The Office of Workforce Development
Housing And Community Development

Residents can watch the live presentation on the County’s website and social media:
www.delcopa.gov
www.facebook.com/DelawareCountyCouncil

Food Distribution

Eddystone Partnerships Distribute Groceries to Those in Need

On Saturday, December 12th, in conjunction with Delaware County Community Transit, Eddystone Borough was able to distribute boxes of groceries to those in our community in need. If you or anyone you know is in need of food assistance please reach out. Please also sign up for our code red alerts so that you can stay up to date on important borough announcements, including when food will be distributed.

Over the past few weeks, borough manager Dawn Jones, Police Chief Ed Mokshefsky, Councilman Rob Yannuzzi and GSU President Karen Barnes have formed a partnership between the borough and the non profit Grands Stepping Up to help take up operations with the Eddystone pantry. 

Eddystone Meeting Notice

Eddystone Borough Council Meeting to Be Held Via Zoom Monday, December 14

Eddystone Borough Council Meeting

Monday, December 12

7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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St. James Toy and Clothing Drive

St. James Alumni Association Holds Annual Toy and Clothing Drive

The St. James Alumni Association held its Christmas Toy and Clothing Drive on December 9th and 10th as a way to help those less fortunate who are impacted, physically and financially, by the current situation. Active since 1940, the association is currently led by President Michael “Mike” Ritz, Vice Presidents Jim Connor and Lou Robinson, Treasurer Jim Robinson, and Secretary Scott McNeill.

To learn more, visit the St. James Alumni Association online at stjbulldogs.org or on Facebook.