PECO, Exelon Distribute $250,000 in Ida Relief Funding

PHILADELPHIA PA – Montgomery County residents adversely affected by Tropical Storm Ida are expected to be among those who can benefit from $250,000 in contributions from PECO Energy and Exelon Corp. to several local and regional organizations offering assistance in storm recovery operations.

The companies said Tuesday (Sept. 21, 2021) they are donating a combined $100,000 to the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania, and the Salvation Army of Greater Philadelphia, to pay for essential supplies, overnight shelter stays, and first aid for persons and families in need.

Additionally they are giving another $100,000 to groups across Montgomery, Chester, Philadelphia, and Bucks counties that are providing temporary housing, food and supplies, and financial assistance as victims continue to rebuild following storm damage.

Named to receive funding in Montgomery County are the Montgomery County Emergency Fund, Horsham Community Center, Barren Hill Fire Company, and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School. Chester County recipients are the Brandywine Health Foundation Healthcare and Economic Relief Fund, the Chester County Food Bank, and the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art’s Emergency Relief Fund.

Remaining funds will be allocated to counties, including Delaware, and other community partners as needs arise, the companies said.

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