Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Five charities will benefit from fees collected by the Industrial Development Authority.
Members of Limerick Township's Industrial Development Authority presented donations totaling $10,000 to five local non-profit organization on Tuesday evening. The Industrial Development Authority, which began in 2006, exists to help with employment and business development within the township. "We help builders get loans at lower interest rates than most banks," chairman Joseph St. Pedro said. For their help, the IDA collects fees, and then donates those fees back to non-profits in the local area. This year's recipients are Laurel House, the Royersford Area Community Chest, RSVP, Project Outreach and the Montgomery County Foundation.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Norristown-based domestic violence agency has issued a statement expressing their agreement in the recent denial of Rafael Robb’s early parole.
Friday, January 25
From Laurel House: "On behalf of our organization’s staff, board members, volunteers, and most importantly, on behalf of victims of domestic violence, we are relieved by the recent news that parole was denied for Rafael Robb," stated Beth Sturman, Executive Director of Laurel House, which is a domestic violence agency located in Norristown. Robb was sentenced in 2008 to serve five to ten years for the brutal murder of his wife, Ellen Robb. After learning that Mr. Robb was granted early release by the State Parole Board, Ellen’s family lead efforts to advocate against his early release. "We feel fortunate to live in a community where our elected officials are so committed to seeking justice for victims of domestic violence and we want to …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Returning fashion show will benefit a new cause this year.
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Monday, April 9, 2012
The following release was submitted by Gail Wellington of the Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce: Spring (and summer) will be in the air for the fourth annual Spring-Ford Chamber of Commerce Women in the Network (WIN) fashion show at The Loft at Limerick Golf Club, on April 12. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. The event, which features fashions from Dress Barn modeled by some of our own members, is open to all so bring you friends, neighbors and co-workers. This year the event has an extra special “twist” – it will benefit Laurel House. The mission of this Montgomery County agency is to provide safe haven for abused women and their children, to raise public awareness about domestic violence and to advocate for social change against …