DV teachers commit thousands to support local businesses and essential workers

Milford. The Delaware Valley Education Association spent $2,250 at locally owned restaurants to provide meals for essential workers, first responders, and medical personnel. This helped supplement the loss of revenue in the community and express the deepest gratitude to the people that keep the community going.

13 May 2020 | 11:27

The Delaware Valley Education Association (DVEA) voted to commit up to $7,000 to help support family-owned small businesses, to donate back to charities in Pike County, and to express gratitude and appreciation for essential workers and medical professionals in the community.

DVEA, which has 364 members, came up with an innovative, three-tiered plan: stimulate the local economy through small businesses, support charities in need, and thank the essential workers, medical personnel, and first responders in Pike County.

The association spent $2,250 at locally owned restaurants to provide meals for essential workers, first responders, and medical personnel. This helped supplement the loss of revenue in the community and express the deepest gratitude to the people that keep the community going.

Charitable donations were made to local food pantries, the Residents of Heritage Pointe (Senior Living Center), Pike County Autism Support Services, and local Veterans’ Association to help the most vulnerable populations. DVEA further committed charitable donations to six local volunteer emergency response companies.

Donations made:
$500 -- The Water Wheel Café, Milford
$400 -- Heritage Pointe, Senior Living Center, Matamoras
$350 -- The Ecumenical Food Pantry of Pike County, Milford; Holy Trinity Food Pantry, Dingmans Ferry; and Marine Corps League of Pennsylvania # 909/Tri-State Gung-Ho Detachment, Milford
$250 -- Westfall Township Volunteer Fire Department/EMS; Matamoras Volunteer Fire Department; Milford Volunteer Fire Department/EMS; Delaware Township Volunteer Fire Department; Dingman Township Volunteer Fire Department; Shohola Township Volunteer Fire Department; Pike County Autism Support, Milford
$250 economic stimulus package to feed essential workers, first responders, and medical personnel (each locally owned restaurant is listed below with the group receiving meals):
Two Rivers Grille: Matamoras Post Office, Matamoras
Stewie’s: Eastern Pike Regional Police Department, Matamoras
Village Diner staff: Milford Senior Care, Milford
John’s of Arthur Avenue: Milford Police Department, Milford
Tequila Sunrise: Pike County Sheriff’s Department, Milford
Naked Bagel: U.S. Post Office, Milford and Shohola
Prime Time Meats: Milford Post Office, Milford
Ray-N-Charles: U.S. Post Office, Dingmans Ferry and Milford, Pa and Dingmans Ferry
Chris and Gina’s Cafe: Dingmans Medical Center, Dingmans Ferry
Milford Diner staff: Belle Reve Nursing Home, Milford