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SE PA counties address COVID vaccine distribution concerns

From the Bucks County Herald, “Southeastern Pennsylvania counties issue statement on COVID vaccine distribution,” Monday, Mar 8, 2021

County commissioners, county council members, and state legislators representing Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties met for an hour on Sunday, March 7, with Pennsylvania Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam and other Wolf Administration officials regarding the state’s allocation of COVID-19 vaccine to the four Southeast Pennsylvania counties.

The meeting, long sought by elected officials, was arranged... Read More

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Experts to teach Eastern PA about COVID vaccines, variants

Save the date— Monday, April 12, 6:30-8:00 PMfor “Vaccines, Variants and the Road Ahead.”  That’s the focus of an upcoming webinar on Zoom, sponsored by the Eastern PA Conference Global Ministries Team. The team includes members of the Conference’s former Health & Healing Council.

Two doctors of pharmacy will share what they know and can recommend about the three new vaccines now in use to fight COVID-19... Read More

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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Redux

The Small Business Administration issued their guidelines on January 6 documenting how lenders will proceed with the PPP2 applications for non-profits. Presently, only churches who have not yet received a PPP1 loans are eligible to apply; but this process will open up soon for churches that have already received PPP1 grants and can demonstrate a 25 percent decline in their “gross receipts” in at least one 2020 quarter, compared to the same quarter in 2019.

When eligible, churches will be able to apply to local lenders for an amount equal to 2.5 times the 2019 average monthly payroll costs, which include housing allowances and benefit payments made by the church... Read More

Face masks available

Eastern PA Conference’s Disaster Response Ministry has washable cloth face coverings available from FEMA to help churches ensure safety. The adult-sized masks are 100% cotton, and contain silver and copper to help prevent the growth of viruses and germs. Request Face Masks

Appeal for donated masks, hand sanitizer, etc

The Eastern PA Conference Disaster Response Ministry is seeking volunteers to sew and donate suitable protective masks for children and adults in vulnerable, urban communities during the COVID-19 pandemic… Read more

Hand sanitizer available

Six barrels with 50-gallons each of donated hand sanitizer are now ready and waiting for churches to “come and get it” at the Eastern PA Conference’s four Camp & Retreat Centers and at two local churches in Philadelphia and Allentown… Read more

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