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DAR’s Bucks County Chapter Sewing Masks for Healthcare and Essential Workers

DAR Members Nationwide Respond to COVID-19 Health Crisis by Giving Back to their Local Communities

The Bucks County Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is lending a helping hand to healthcare and other essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic, ensuring that Doylestown’s residents and facilities have more protective wear resources to face the threat of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. The Bucks County Chapter responded to the medical mask shortage by hand-sewing masks to donate to local essential workers in the most need.

As of April 13, 2020, the Bucks County Chapter of Doylestown has sewn and donated nearly 100 masks to Doylestown Hospital, Plumstead Township Police Department, and Plumsteadville Volunteer Fire Department. 

“While we are each doing our part to slow the spread of the virus by staying at home, the DAR members in our chapter wanted to help those working hard to keep our community healthy and safe,” said Lucina Verish, Regent of the Bucks County Chapter. “We know these are challenging times for everyone and wanted to spread a little sunshine and help take care of our community.”

In addition to the chapter Regent, the following chapter members have been making masks for our community: Jane McKenna, Kyra Rumble, Paige Rumble, and Debra Schiesser, who volunteered to lead the chapter’s effort. If you are interested in helping, please contact us at buckscodar@gmail.com.

The Bucks County Chapter also has members who are working in healthcare facilities in our area, so we would like to give a special shout-out to them and to other essential workers who are working on the front lines during this health crisis.

Nationwide, DAR chapters from all 50 states have been participating in the organization’s Service to America From Homeinitiative with more than 70,000 masks already being donated and tens of thousands more produced every day to be distributed in local communities. 

“I am exceptionally proud of what DAR members are accomplishing as part of a proud tradition of service that dates to our 1890 founding,” said Denise Doring VanBuren, DAR President General. “In difficult times like these, we know that it is not the emergency that defines us, but how we respond to it.”

For DAR membership inquiries and other questions about the Bucks County Chapter, visit the chapter website at www.buckscountydar.org; @buckscodar on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram; or via email to buckscodar@gmail.com.

To learn more about DAR visit www.dar.org

PHOTO CAP: DAR Junior Member Paige Rumble delivered masks to Chief Metton at the Plumstead Township Police Department.

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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to preserve the memory and spirit of those who contributed to securing American independence. For more than 125 years, the DAR has strived to bring awareness to the honorable sacrifices and enduring legacy of all patriots who fought for America’s freedom. Through the DAR Genealogical Research System (www.dar.org/GRS), the public can access a free database of information amassed by the DAR about these patriots. DAR is a nonprofit, nonpolitical women’s service organization with more than 185,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. DAR members passionately carry out the timeless mission of promoting historic preservation, education and patriotism. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.dar.org.