FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2018
Governor Wolf Announces Disaster Relief Funding Available for Farms in 14 PA Counties
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today notified farmland owners in Columbia, Lebanon, and York counties that they are eligible to receive disaster relief funding from the United States Department of Agriculture. Also eligible are the adjacent counties of Adams, Berk, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Schuylkill, and Sullivan.
“This funding will provide relief to Pennsylvania farmers who dealt with a year of unexpected difficulties due to severe weather,” said Governor Wolf. “I encourage those in eligible areas to apply, so that they can receive the assistance they need to help recoup losses ahead of the next growing season.”
The funding will help with losses caused by disasters that occurred during the 2018 crop year, such as excessive rain and flash flooding. It is the result of a Secretarial disaster declaration and can include emergency loans from the federal Farm Service Agency (FSA).
Eligible farmers can apply for loans for up to eight months after a Secretarial disaster declaration, and should contact their local FSA office for assistance. More information on USDA’s disaster assistance program, including county lists and maps, can be found at http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.
MEDIA CONTACTS: J.J. Abbott, Governor’s Office – 717.783.1116
Shannon Powers, Ag – 717.783.2628
Please click on the link below to read about the Health and Safety Bulletin put out by the EPA for the 2018 Mosquito, Flea and Tick Season!!!
Northeastern Senior Center Providing Home Delivered Meals
The “Home Delivered Meals Program” is designed to provide a well-balanced daily meal to homebound older adults who are unable to prepare adequate meals for themselves and have no means for assuring healthful nutrition. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, a hot meal is delivered to the older adult’s home. Tuesday and Thursday meals are a cold bagged lunch delivered with the previous day’s hot meal. Volunteers from the local senior center deliver the meals to the older adult’s home. The Northeastern Senior Center is seeking volunteers for home delivered meals, please call (717) 266-1400 if you are interested. The home delivered meal service is not a cost shared service. Monetary donations can be made to the York County Agency on Aging.
First Energy - Wants to Remind Customers Against Scams and Fraud Across the country, con artists continue using scare tactics in an effort to steal money and personal information from utility customers. As part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness about this continuing problem, FirstEnergy companies, including Met-Ed, is joining more than two dozen electric and gas utilities across the United States and Canada to recognize November 16 as “Utilities United Against Scams Day.”
Please click on the attached document below for detailed information provided by First Energy Corporation
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Fake Mailers diverting donations from Fire Dept.