The Scranton Area Community Foundation Creates Flood Relief Fund Members News September 19, 2023 Scranton, PA – In response to the severe storms that struck our county on Saturday, September 9th, 2023, the Scranton Area Community Foundation has established the Lackawanna County Flood Relief Fund to support community organizations directly affected by flood events and which are experiencing financial hardship as a result. Identifying the need for a rapid response to severe conditions brought on by flood events, the Lackawanna County Flood Relief Fund was created with seed money by the Scranton Area Community Foundation. The Lackawanna County Flood Relief Fund will solicit additional charitable donations from other organizations and individuals in order to respond effectively. “In critical situations like this, we know the needs are going to be great, so as a Community Foundation we are trying to prepare for how best to serve those who will need assistance. We have a very generous community, and I believe that others will also step up and support this very important cause,” said Laura Ducceschi, President & CEO of the Scranton Area Community Foundation. The fund is currently accepting charitable donations, 100% of which will go toward supporting those affected in Lackawanna County. Donations to the fund can be made online at https://scranton.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create/fund?funit_id=4598f. Donations can also be mailed via check to The Scranton Area Foundation, 615 Jefferson Ave., Suite 102, Scranton PA 18510, and made payable to “Scranton Area Foundation” with “LC Flood Fund” in the memo line. Donations may also be made by using the QR code below. Additional program information, including eligibility, parameters, and how to apply for support from the Lackawanna County Flood Relief Fund, will be released early next week. For more information about the Lackawanna County Flood Relief Fund, please contact Frank Caputo, Grants & Communications Coordinator at the Scranton Area Community Foundation.