Contact – John Tomaszewski • (202) 225-2011 •


UPPER DARBY, Pa., (Sept. 1, 2005) — Today, Congressmen Curt Weldon (R-Pa.), Vice Chairman of the House Armed Service and Homeland Security Committees, and Robert Brady (D-Pa.), member of the Armed Services Committee, announced the creation of the Delaware Valley Hurricane Relief Fund, through Commerce Bank.

These funds will go directly toward aiding local first responders in the region whose equipment and ability to effectively serve their community was crippled by the devastation of Hurricane Katrina earlier this week,” said Congressman Weldon. “This is an opportunity for Delaware Valley residents wishing to contribute to the massive rescue and relief operations underway throughout the Gulf Coast region,” added Congressman Brady.

Congressman Weldon will be flying to Baton Rouge, La., early Friday morning to deliver wireless communications and rescue equipment already donated from local Delaware Valley businesses to the governors of Louisiana and Mississippi.

Monetary donations can be made directly at any Commerce Bank branch location in the name of the Delaware Valley Hurricane Relief Fund. Those unable to visit their local Commerce Bank branch may also send their donation via post to the Upper Darby Branch:

Commerce Bank, 2200 Garrett Road, Upper Darby, Pa. 19082

Anyone with deposit questions may call the Upper Darby Branch at (610) 626-9346. If you have more specific questions, please call Congressman Weldon’s Upper Darby District Office at (610) 259-0700.

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