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For Immediate Release

SEEDS of Northeastern PA Receives Grant from Villaume Foundation

Honesdale, PA – The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation announced that the SEEDS of Northeastern PA was selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2015 community grant awards. Jocelyn Cramer, Executive Director, on behalf of SEEDS of Northeastern PA, received a check in the amount of $4,500.00 from Villaume Foundation board members Paul Edward and Lewis J. Critelli.

SEEDS (Sustainable Energy Education & Development Support) is a non-profit community based organization dedicated to promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy development in Wayne County and the surrounding region of northeast Pennsylvania. The Villaume grant will be utilized to help fund the SEEDS Help Local Non-Profits through Energy Savings program.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives John and Helen Villaume was created to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,000,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT:Paul Edwards, Villaume Foundation board member, Jocelyn Cramer, Executive Director for SEEDS of Northeastern PA, accepts the check for $4,500.00, Lewis J. Critelli, Villaume Foundation board member.

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