By John McDevitt
WARMINSTER, Pa. (CBS) — Hundreds of bath towels have been collected at a Bucks County retirement community to help a newly opened animal shelter get off to a good start.READ MORE: Cherry Hill School District Psychologist Francesca Aldrich Helping Inspire, Connect Students Through Virtual Black History Month Book Club
The gently used towels, which will used at the newly opened Upper Bucks County SPCA in Quakertown, were stuffed into nearly 100 large trash bags.
Joan Greenburg (at far right in top photo), a resident at Ann’s Choice, helped organize the collection.READ MORE: Mr. Potato Head Drops 'Mister' From Brand Name To Be More Gender Neutral
“We set up stations in each of our clubhouse lobbies,” she tells KYW Newsradio. “We have three clubhouses, so people can just drop them off 24 hours a day. We ran this one for about five days and we were really overwhelmed at the response.”
As residents folded and packed the towels with some of their dogs lounging nearby — or even in the baskets of towels — the Phillie Phanatic made an appearance to entertain the crowd (right).MORE NEWS: Radnor School District Moves To Phase 1 Of COVID Plan, Full School Days For Kindergarten-5th Graders Begin Monday