Entries by Joe Waldo

PHL COVID-19 Fund Awards Pandemic Grant To URDC

URDC recently received $17,000 from the City of Philadelphia’s PHL COVID-19 Fund, a collaboration between the City of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Foundation, and United Way to aid nonprofits working to respond to the impact the pandemic is having throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region. URDC grant money will be used to fund emergency repairs for homeowners in […]

URDC RECEIVES $15,000 KEYSTONE COMMUNITY GRANT

URDC is honored to have received a grant of $15,000 through the State of Pennsylvania Keystone Communities Grant Program. This generous grant was made possible through the efforts of State Representative Stephen Kinsey and his staff. It will be used to fund additional URDC repair projects for senior and low-income homeowners in Germantown and support […]

LARGE URDC LINEN DONATION BENEFITS GERMANTOWN NON-PROFITS

URDC was blessed this holiday season with a large donation of sheets, pillowcases, and towels from Thomaston Mills in Jenkintown, PA. The company makes bedding and towel products for hotels, hospitals, nursing homes, and resorts with a focus on socially and ecologically responsible production. A Thomomason employee volunteered at three URDC days and wanted to […]

URDC Board Member in the News

URDC Board member Dan Rhoton was recently interviewed by Forbes magazine as part of its series with entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations serving underprivileged communities. Dan is Executive Director of Hopeworks, a 501(c3) non-profit organization based in Camden NJ that specializes in helping young people overcome the obstacles and trauma in their life to find success. […]

URDC ANNOUNCES ITS 2019 VOLUNTEER DAY SCHEDULE

URDC is pleased to announce its 2019 volunteer day summer schedule in conjunction with its member congregations and Glenside Church of Christ. The public is invited to participate in any of these volunteer days – it is a great way to assist your neighbors in need. URDC’s 2019 summer volunteer day schedule is shown below. […]

Chestnut Hill Rotary Club Organizes Volunteer Day with URDC

The Chestnut Hill Rotary Club will be sponsoring a volunteer day with URDC to help Germantown homeowners in need. The Club, founded in 1995, services the neighborhoods of Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill in Philadelphia as well as surrounding communities. It is interested in helping others, improving the community, providing financial resources to those less […]

URDC ANNOUNCES ITS 2018 SUMMER VOLUNTEER DAY PROGRAM

URDC is pleased to support 10 volunteer days this summer with its member congregations and Glenside Church of Christ. The public is invited to participate in any of these volunteer days – it is a great way to assist your neighbors in need. URDC’s 2018 summer volunteer day schedule is shown below. If you wish […]

URDC TEAMS UP WITH ACES MUSEUM TO HELP VETERAN HOMEOWNERS

URDC is working with ACES Museum in Germantown to assist veteran homeowners who need exterior repairs to their homes. ACES, located at 5801 Germantown Avenue in Germantown, honors black and minority veterans. Working through URDC’s Owner Occupied Program, which assists low-income and senior homeowners with costly exterior home repairs, ACES identifies veterans that need assistance […]