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Almost $80,000 awarded to Boyertown area organizations for community projects

By Berks County Community Foundation

Nov 11, 2020

BOYERTOWN, PA – The Boyertown Area Charitable Program of Berks County Community Foundation has awarded $79,600 in grants to eight organizations.

The program’s Advisory Committee recently held its annual meeting. Committee members are residents of the Boyertown area. At the meeting, the committee decided to award the following grants from the Boyertown Area Community Fund, Boyer Foundation Fund, and the Boyertown Community Center, Inc. Fund, all of which are administered by the Community Foundation:

  • $20,000 to Building A Better Boyertown to create a gathering place around the Colebrookdale Railroad railyard.
  • $20,000 to the General Carl Spaatz National USAAF Museum to support a fire suppression sprinkler system, to aid in recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to fund the “Gear Up Gallery” exhibit, which includes flak jackets, Mae West life vests, and AN-6513 parachute harnesses.
  • $15,000 to The Salvation Army – Boyertown to purchase a storage shed.
  • $7,800 to Studio B for a fine art and book of poetry exhibit in summer 2021.
  • $6,000 to the Boyertown Lions Community Ambulance Service, Inc. to purchase sensory kits for patients with autism.
  • $5,000 to the Eastern Berks Regional Police Department to purchase four patrol bicycles.
  • $4,800 to the Gilbertsville Area Community Ambulance Service to purchase four ballistic vests and helmets.
  • $1,000 to The Foundation for the Reading Public Museum to support the “Feed Their Imagination” program for Boyertown school students.

Photo caption: A grant from Berks County Community Foundation’s Boyertown Area Charitable Program funded the new “Gear Up Gallery” at the General Carl Spaatz National USAAF Museum.

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