– Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Mercer) announced today that two Mercer County nonprofits will receive $22,000 through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). The Community Action Partnership of Mercer County will receive $13,750, which will support 155 lots that need attention through implementing community gardens, an art installation, a flower garden and a memorial park. The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County will receive $8,250 which will cover food, warehouses expenses, and costs associated with food distribution.
The Neighborhood Assistance Program provides tax credits to businesses that contribute to nonprofit organizations’ efforts to revitalize communities. The Community Action Partnership of Mercer County’s funding comes from First National Bank. The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County’s contributions came from Hudson Companies and Mercer County State Bank.
“The Neighborhood Assistance Program is a win for everyone involved,” Wentling said. “Our businesses get a tax break for donating to our area nonprofits, which do such great work in our communities. Thank you to these businesses for donating, our nonprofits for making Mercer County a better place and thanks to the Neighborhood Assistance Program for bringing these parties together.”
These projects are two of more than 260 projects across the Commonwealth being supported by NAP.