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Resources for individuals

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Resources for nonprofits

Resources for nonprofits

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Daily Policy Update

Daily Policy Update

The Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration will host a community event on Saturday. (Source: Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration)

Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration to host community advocacy event

The Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration will host a community event on Saturday. (Source: Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration) Are you a returning citizen, friend or family member...
Census Emergency Day: Lancaster pushes for a complete count

Census Emergency Day: Lancaster pushes for a complete count

Volunteer Lori Pagan hands out Census materials at the corner of St. Joseph and New Dorwart streets in Lancaster on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Lancaster city officials,...
Latin American Alliance celebrates culture online during Hispanic Heritage Month

Latin American Alliance celebrates culture online during Hispanic Heritage Month

Performers and children dance at Longs Park in an undated photo from the Latin American Festival (Photo: Sollivan Photography | Courtesy of Latin American Alliance) This year, the Latin American...
Women United awards grants to nonprofits advancing health

Women United awards grants to nonprofits advancing health

Women United of Lancaster County, an affiliate organization of the United Way of Lancaster County, has awarded $80,000 in grants to three organizations advancing women's health. Each year Women United’s 50-plus...
Nonprofit launches online guide to Lancaster’s free meal providers

Nonprofit launches online guide to Lancaster’s free meal providers

(Source: Lancaster Community Meal Program) This year, as the pandemic swelled the ranks of the hungry, Lancaster's Parish Resource Center stepped up its support of the Lancaster Community Meal Program,...
Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith Wade-El, left, speaks to the media, accompanied by Alaak Deu, center, and Carlos Jimenez, both of Green Dreamz, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo: Olivia Smucker)

Activists seek fair trial, justice for protesters

Lancaster City Council President Ismail Smith Wade-El, left, speaks to the media, accompanied by Alaak Deu, center, and Carlos Jimenez, both of Green Dreamz, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Photo:...
Food banks continue innovating to meet food assistance need

Food banks continue innovating to meet food assistance need

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank held a virtual town hall this week to discuss efforts to remedy the current food gap. (Source: Central Pennsylvania Food Bank) Since the start of...
Have questions about the Census? Need help with it? Check out these events

Have questions about the Census? Need help with it? Check out these events

(Source: U.S. Census) Have you filled out your U.S. Census form yet? If not, and you'd like some help, it's available at a series of events around the county this...
United Way Day of Caring is Sept. 11-12

United Way Day of Caring is Sept. 11-12

(Source: United Way of Lancaster County) Every year, the United Way of Lancaster County’s Day of Caring brings together enthusiastic teams of volunteers to lend a hand to area nonprofit...
Ephrata conducts third round of utility shutoffs (updated)

Ephrata conducts third round of utility shutoffs (updated)

Protesters rally in opposition to Ephrata Borough's utility shutoffs outside Borough Hall on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, (Source: Tim Stuhldreher)   Update, 12 noon Sept. 11: As of the end...
Relief measures implemented for school meals, emergency food, evictions

Relief measures implemented for school meals, emergency food, evictions

(Source: Hunger Free Lancaster) In recent days, the federal and state governments have issued meaningful pandemic relief measures, extending important waivers impacting school meals, emergency food programs, and evictions from...
Moratorium or no, seek Rental Relief if you need it, Tabor president advises

Moratorium or no, seek Rental Relief if you need it, Tabor president advises

Mike McKenna, president, Tabor Community Services (Source: Tabor) The president of Tabor Community Services is cautiously optimistic about the new federal eviction moratorium. "This federal action is helpful to tenants...
Pa.’s eviction moratorium is to end Monday. Can Lancaster County make Rental Relief work?

Pa.’s eviction moratorium is to end Monday. Can Lancaster County make Rental Relief work?

Columbia, seen here in an aerial photo, could be one of Lancaster County's harder-hit communities if Pennsylvania's eviction moratorium ends on schedule Aug. 31. (Photo: Kyle Gamble) With Pennsylvania's eviction...
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Video: School District of Lancaster Teacher Wins $10,000 cash in ‘Give Back, Win Big’ Program

Congratulations to Jessica Janis for winning a $10,000 cash prize donated by Armstrong Flooring through United Way's 'Give Back. Win Big' program. Jessica is a 4th grade teacher in the...
Ephrata continuing utility disconnects; More aid made available to households (updated)

Ephrata continuing utility disconnects; More aid made available to households (updated)

Ephrata Borough Hall (Source: Ephrata Borough) Update, 5 p.m. Aug. 27: Ephrata Borough disconnected 31 electric customers and eight water customers on Thursday, Business Office Manager Tracy Roseberry said. As...
Mobile Covid-19 testing unit will visit Lancaster this weekend

Mobile Covid-19 testing unit will visit Lancaster this weekend

The CATE Mobile Unit is set up at the Littlestown YMCA in Adams County on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (Source: Bennis Public Relations)   A public-private partnership has outfitted a...
‘People need help’: Ephrata resumes utility disconnections amid pandemic

‘People need help’: Ephrata resumes utility disconnections amid pandemic

Ephrata Borough Hall (Source: Ephrata Borough) A week ago, Erin Reed and Josh Cooper didn't know if the power would still be on at their home today. [caption id="attachment_4793" align="alignright"...
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Video: 9th Annual Back-to-School Giveaway has a different look this year

Rep. Mike Sturla’s 9th Annual Back-to School giveaway looks different this year, but it has been an overall success. Each year, the giveaway provides School District of Lancaster students entering...