Merchants Barter offers Shelter to NJ and PA Employees in the Path of Hurricane Irene

Top Quote After Mayor Nutter and Governor Christie warned of the impending hurricane, Merchants Barter opened up its Allentown office to employees in harms way. End Quote
  • Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA (1888PressRelease) August 28, 2011 - With the impending hurricane Irene bearing down on the East Coast, Merchants Barter offers a safe haven to employees. Employees in evacuated areas of NJ or flood zones of Philadelphia are invited to camp-out at the Allentown office until the storm passes. "Our employee's safety is our greatest concern and we are doing what we can to help." stated Steve Bolles, President of Merchants Barter.

    Mayor Nutter made the announcement earlier today that SEPTA would suspend all services at 12:30 am Sunday morning. "This is a dangerous storm, and I want to urge our residents to exercise extreme caution," said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. "Residents and businesses in low lying areas should prepare immediately. If you need to evacuate, please leave as quickly as possible for your own safety."

    The Allentown office is stocked with water, snacks and a variety of movies to help pass the time. Since Allentown is expected to fair pretty well in the storm, it is a convenient refuge for those in the path hurricane Irene.

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