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PRESS RELEASE

July 29, 2021

Press Release Flyer – Shredding Event Information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9, 2021

Lamont McClure and the Department of Public Works will hold two Household Document Shredding Events this fall.

Lamont McClure and the Department of Public Works will hold two (2) Household Document Shredding events, September 18th and October 16th, from 10:00a.m. until 12:00p.m. (both dates), rain or shine. The events are free and for Northampton County residents only. Paper waste will not be accepted from any business or organization.

Residents are limited to three (3) boxes or bags per vehicle with a twenty-five (25) pound weight limit per box or bag. Accepted items include accounting records, cancelled checks, pay stubs, financial statements, investment transactions, legal documents, medical records, tax forms, etc. Unacceptable materials include junk mail, magazines, catalogs, photographs, negatives and X-rays. Staples, paper clips, rubber bands and folders are okay. Ring binders, metal strips, and plastic sheet protectors or coverings will be refused.

* Both Household Document Shredding events will be held from 10am until 12pm – rain or shine.

        • Saturday, September 18thDepartment of Human Services, 2801 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18020
        • Saturday, October 16thDepartment of Human Services, 2801 Emrick Boulevard, Bethlehem, PA 18020

2nd Annual Northampton County Festival

Festival Flyer

Date & Times of the Event: Saturday October 16, 2021 from 11am until 5pm

Location of Event: Louise W. Moore Park located at 151 Country Club Road Easton, PA 18045 – Google directions/map

The Second Annual Northampton County Festival returns for fall 2021! 

The Second Annual Northampton County Festival is returning on Saturday October 16, 2021 to the Louise W. Moore Park in Easton! This one-day event will be open to EVERYONE from 11:00 am. until 5:00 pm. This event is FREE to attend and there will be something for everyone to do or see. The festival will have live music throughout the day, see the schedule below:

        • 11am – Big Easy Brass Band
        • 11:30am – Color Guard Opening Ceremonies
        • 12pm – Chuck Schubert
        • 1pm – Awards Ceremony
        • 2pm – Faith Gabrielle
        • 3pm & 4pm – Don Cunningham Band

 

PRESS RELEASE

July 29, 2021

Press Release Flyer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 29, 2021

Governor Wolf Announces Availability of Low-Interest Loans for Survivors of Devastating July Flooding 

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to make financial aid available to residents in Bucks, Philadelphia and Tioga counties after severe storms caused devastating flooding and significant damage on July 12. Residents and businesses in the neighboring counties of Bradford, Delaware, Lehigh, Lycoming, Montgomery, Northampton and Potter can also apply for aid.

“The devastation caused by this flooding will linger in the minds of survivors for years to come,” said Gov. Wolf. “But it is our hope that these low-interest loans provide much-needed assistance in helping people get back to normal as quickly as possible.”

According to the National Weather Service, the flood-affected areas received anywhere from 6 to 10 or more inches of rain in a three- to four-hour period, damaging homes and destroying personal property and cars. Homeowners, renters and businesses impacted by the flooding in Bradford, Bucks, Delaware, Lehigh, Lycoming, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Potter and Tioga counties may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.

Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners and renters to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, and SBA regulations also permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged personal property, including vehicles. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and other physical losses. Economic Injury Disaster Loans are also available and may also be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact, whether or not the business sustained physical damage from the storm.

The SBA offers long-term repayment options to keep payments affordable, with terms up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay.

The SBA will open Disaster Loan Outreach Centers (DLOCs) in Bucks County and Philadelphia to provide in-person assistance for those wishing to apply, and anyone from any county included in the disaster declaration can visit any DLOC location. The Tioga County DLOC will be established virtually. However, businesses and individuals may immediately 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.

Bucks County:  
Lower Bucks Government Services Center
7321 New Falls Rd.
Levittown, PA 19055

Tentative Hours of Operation:  
Monday, Aug. 2: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday – Friday, Aug. 3 – Aug. 6: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday, Aug. 7: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (This is the only Saturday)
Sunday, Aug. 8: CLOSED
Monday – Wednesday, Aug. 9 – Aug. 11: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, Aug. 12 – 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Philadelphia
Katharine Drexel Library
11099 Knights Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19154

Tentative Hours of Operation:  
Monday, Aug. 2: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday – Friday, Aug. 3 – Aug. 6: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday, Aug. 7: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM (This is the only Saturday)
Sunday, Aug. 8: CLOSED
Monday – Wednesday, Aug. 9 – Aug. 11: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thursday, Aug. 12 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tioga
Virtual Disaster Loan Outreach Center (VDLOC)
Hours of Operation:
Sunday – Saturday 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Customer Service Center: 800-659-2955
Email: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

Alternatively, loan applications can be downloaded at sba.gov/disaster and completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.

The SBA has created a number of fact sheets to help applicants understand the SBA loan process:

The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Sept. 27, 2021. The deadline to return economic injury disaster loan applications is April 29, 2022.

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