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Post-Hurricane Assistance Available to Saucon Valley Residents

Lower Saucon Township has released the following guide to local resources in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

Saucon Valley residents in need of temporary assistance due to Hurricane Irene can contact the following organizations:

Weis Food Market, 7001 Route 309, Coopersburg is offering 2 bags of ice and 3 gallons of water for free to all PPL customers. Call 610-282-3039 with any questions.

, 2137 Mixsell Ave., Bethlehem (Lower Saucon), PA 18015 can provide refrigeration storage and restrooms. Contact Pastor David Kochsmeier at 610-865-4899 for times.

Second Harvest Pantry and area food bank locations are as follows:

Holy Bethel Pentecostal Church, 1224 E. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015, P: 610-691-1244. Hours: 1st & 2nd Saturdays, noon to 4pm.

Concordia Lutheran Church, 418 Edward St., Bethlehem, PA 18015, P: 610-866-4704. Hours: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 5 to 6pm.

, 3221 Bingen Road, Bethlehem (Lower Saucon), PA 18015, P: 610-838-0924. Hours by appointment.

New Bethany Ministries Pantry, 337 W. 4th St., Bethlehem, PA 18015, P: 610-691-5602. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:30 to 11:30am.

New Bethany Ministries Soup Kitchen, 337 Wyandotte St., Bethlehem, PA 18015, P: 610-691-5602. Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 4pm.

, 3233 Apples Church Road, Bethlehem (Lower Saucon), PA 18015, P: 610-838-0731. The New Jerusalem Food Bank is open today (8/30) from 3 to 8pm. Contact Pastor Trisha at 610-838-0731 to set up a time if posted times are not convenient. Normal hours of operation: 3rd & 4th Saturdays, 9 to 11am, or by appointment.

Additional resources:

Northampton County Health & Human Services: 610-559-3270.

The American Red Cross of the Greater Lehigh Valley no longer has a local shelter set up, but you might find help by calling the Red Cross's Valley Wide Helpline: 610-252-4357.

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