Saturday, June 27, 2020

Neighboring Girardville Brings Supplies to Gilberton Flood Victims

On Friday evening, Girardville Borough officials dropped off donated supplies for the victims of the Gilberton flooding.

As Gilberton continues the cleanup from flooding two weeks go, the neighboring borough of Girardville dropped off some much needed items Friday evening to help victims move forward.

The items included cleaning supply kits that included gloves, mops, brooms, cleaners, etc. that the victims will be able to use in cleaning up their property.  Canned and boxed food, rags, and clothing was also donated to help replace anything the victims may have lost.

Mayor Zangari announced the drive and has been collected the items at Girardville Borough Hall since Monday, June 22nd, 2020. .  Many organizations including Lowe's and Advanced Auto had reached out and donated to help the cause.

"We are three miles down the road, they are our neighbors, we will do what we can to help our neighbors.  We know if we were in this situation, they would do the same for us" said Zangari.

Zangari also said many of these items may not be needed now but might be needed a month from now.  

Girardville Police as well as the Street Department assisted with the delivery of the items.

Donations are still being accepted at the Girardville Municipal building until July 2nd, 2020 with a 2nd drop off at a later date.  A furniture drive will also be announced.

Anyone wishing to make a monetary donation can do so online through
http://www.GoFundMe.com/GilbertonBorough


















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