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Sandy Leaves Destruction at Pearl Buck House

Volunteers are needed to help tackle more than 40 trees felled on the grounds of Pearl Buck's historic home during Superstorm Sandy.

Sandy Leaves Destruction at Pearl Buck House

Mature trees toppled in the wind of Superstorm Sandy, leaving a trail of destruction at one of Bucks County's treasured historical sites.

Hurricane Sandy felled about 40 trees on the grounds of the Pearl S. Buck House. They fell onto a path that visitors walk to visit the gravesite of the noted author. They even damaged Buck's grave stone, said Janet Mintzer, president and CEO of Pearl S. Buck International.

"Hurricane Sandy was not nice up here," Mintzer told Doylestown Patch shortly after the storm. "It looks like a tornado hit our driveway and the Pearl Buck gravesite area."

Now, the agency is looking for help in removing the downed trees and cleaning up the damage left in the wake of the storm. 

Trees fell along the entrance driveway, Mintzer said, and the walking trail used by school groups to visit Buck's gravesite is no longer accessible.

Clean-up days will be held on Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. 

Anyone with chain saws and muscles who can help is asked to contact David Hartzell at dhartzell@pearlsbuck.org or 215-249-0100 ext. 154.

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