Help Support Those Affected by Pottstown House Explosion
TriCounty Community Network, in cooperation with Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, is collecting community donations to help those affected by the house explosion on Thursday, May 26.
Donations may be made online at tcnetwork.org/donate-pottstown-explosion-fund. Checks may be mailed to TriCounty Community Network’s office at 724 N. Adams Street, #203, Pottstown, PA 19464, with Pottstown Explosion Support Fund in the memo line.
With five community members killed, two injured, and dozens displaced by the blast, the need to provide support to ensure our neighbors are safe and secure will extend into the weeks and months ahead.
“We mourn the tragic loss of life in the Pottstown community and we ask that you remember those people whose homes were damaged and lives destroyed by the explosion,” said State Rep. Joe Ciresi. “I am proud to support this fund. These organizations and the people involved have a track record of managing resources during times of crisis.”
A committee of community stakeholders will ensure that disbursements from the fund are used for the housing and basic necessities of those directly affected by the explosion, and the committee will provide for long-term case management to ensure families recover. Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation has made an initial gift of $10,000, and we are grateful for community support in building a resource to meet the evolving needs presented by this tragedy.
TriCounty Community Network will provide all financial reporting and will correspond with donors to provide documentation for tax purposes.