On behalf of the Marshallton community, the Marshallton Conservation Trust and individual members of its Board of Directors are donating much-needed funds to Chester County Hospital’s newly established COVID-19 Rescue Fund and to the West Chester Food Cupboard.
“The people involved in these organizations are our neighbors, friends, and family members,” said Bob Portnoy, President of Marshallton Conservation Trust. “They need our support, and we have a responsibility to respond as representatives of one of the communities they serve. It is not only the financial impact of the donations given that is important, but the signal it sends – that the Marshallton community supports and appreciates their efforts and the sacrifices they are making.”
Part of the donation the COVID-19 Rescue Fund received will be used to supply lunches for hospital staff, in coordination with Marshallton’s Four Dogs Tavern, owned by Marshallton residents David and Wendy Cox. The remainder of the donation will be used to address the unprecedented need for personal protective equipment (PPE) during the pandemic.
The West Chester Food Cupboard is seeing a major increase in need for food. Many individuals and families have been affected by COVID-19 in the form of unemployment and decreased wages.
“We believe and support in WCFC’s mission – ‘because no one should go hungry,’” said Portnoy.
The Marshallton Conservation Trust is a nonprofit committed to preserving the historic integrity and the quality of life in Marshallton for future generations.