Sarah Larson helps lead volunteer nonprofit that offers food and clothing assistance to families in need in the Pennridge School District
PERKASIE, Pa. (March 2018) – Furia Rubel Communications, Inc. is pleased to announce that Executive Vice President, Client and Public Relations, Sarah Larson has been named to the board of directors of Pennridge FISH, a nonprofit, volunteer service provider to families in need in the Pennridge School District.
Larson serves as secretary of the board of the organization, which is based in Perkasie. She joins a slate of officers for 2018 that includes President Harry Tucker, Vice President Dr. Lori Rousche-Zimmerman, and Treasurer Daryl Hackman. The board will play a vital role in helping solidify fundraising and strategic giving efforts to ensure that Pennridge FISH remains able to fulfill its mission for many years to come.
“Pennridge FISH served a record number of families last year, as our neighbors continue to struggle to meet basic needs,” said Tucker. “We know that our services are greatly needed, and we are deeply grateful to all of our volunteers and board members for their service, and for the grace and dignity with which they treat all of our clients.”
Founded in 1972, Pennridge FISH maintains a food pantry and clothing outlet for those in need living in the Pennridge School District in Bucks County. Food and clothing are donated by local churches, businesses, social organizations and individuals. FISH also receives food from federal, state and regional programs, as well as numerous local farms.
In recent years, Pennridge FISH has seen a dramatic increase in families seeking assistance; by July 2017, the organization had registered 790 Pennridge families for the food pantry, clothing outlet or financial assistance programs, a marked increase over previous years.
“For children in particular, the consequences of not having reliable access to nutritious food can be devastating,” said Larson. “Hunger increases their risk for everything from homelessness to chronic health conditions to psychological and behavioral problems. I’m thrilled to help Pennridge FISH work to ensure that our neighbors don’t go hungry and that all Pennridge kids have an opportunity to thrive.”
Larson has expertise in issues and crisis management and serves as a strategist and storyteller behind some of Furia Rubel’s corporate communications, public relations, and crisis management initiatives. She works with clients in the financial, legal, and biotech industries. Larson lives in Perkasie and has two children in the Pennridge School District.
Pennridge FISH is always looking for donors as well as volunteers to staff the food pantry and clothing room, run donation drives, pick up and drop off donated food, and more. To learn how you can help, visit www.pennridgefish.org.
About Furia Rubel Marketing and Public Relations: Furia Rubel Marketing and Public Relations is an integrated and strategic marketing and public relations agency based in Bucks County, Pa. The certified woman-owned agency provides strategic planning, marketing, public relations, media relations, graphic design, content marketing, blog production and social media services to a wide array of professional services clients. Furia Rubel represents law firms, technology companies, educational organizations, accounting firms, nonprofits, municipalities, and manufacturing, behavioral health and elder care organizations. For more information, visit www.furiarubel.com.