Thanks to Comcast, Bucks Countians Without a House Aren’t Bucks Countians Without a Mouse

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Bucks County Emergency Shelter, now connected to WiFi, thanks to a Comcast donation.
Image via Joanne Bartholomeusz at Creative Commons.
Bucks County Emergency Shelter, now connected to WiFi, thanks to a Comcast donation.
Bucks County Emergency Shelter.
Image via Family Service Association at Levittown Now.

The Bucks County Emergency Shelter, a safety net for area homeless, will now enable its residents to be on the ‘Net. Comcast has equipped the site with free WiFi, reports Oliver Towne for Levittown Now.

The Philadelphia-based telecom giant is creating a “Lift Zone” at the shelter in Levittown, Bristol Township. The tech will enable easy access to online resources for education, research, job training programs, and other career services.

“Last year, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we served 396 people — including 130 children — at the shelter. The pandemic made our shelter’s daily operations significantly more challenging for the individuals and families we serve. But that is why we are so grateful to Comcast for their help equipping our shelter as a Lift Zone,” said Family Service Association CEO Julie Dees.

Comcast also provided a Lift Zone to YWCA Bucks County’s Creekside Community Center in Bensalem Township.

The Lift Zones complement Comcast’s Internet Essentials program that has helped more than 20,000 Bucks County families connect to high-speed internet at a reduced price.

“The pandemic has put many low-income families at risk of being left behind, and we’re proud to work with community partners to support them with Internet adoption and digital equity programs like this one,” said Jim Samaha, senior vice president of Comcast’s Freedom Region.

More on this corporate support for Bucks County’s homeless population is available at Levittown Now.

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