Prima feeds artists in need with Lancaster Cares grant

Prima feeds artists in need with Lancaster Cares grant

A picture of Prima Art's 2019 production of "Godspell." (Source: Prima Arts) "Hibernating is not an option," said Mitch Nugent. Nugent, the founder and executive artistic director of Prima Arts,...
Compass Mark expands its lines of communication during Covid-19

Compass Mark expands its lines of communication during Covid-19

Amy Sechrist, certified prevention specialist, answering a call to Compass Mark's Addiction Resource Center. (Photo: Provided) Shutdowns resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic have presented significant challenges for people with substance...
Grace Chapel Food Pantry funds truck repair, food increase with Lancaster Cares grant

Grace Chapel Food Pantry funds truck repair, food increase with Lancaster Cares grant

Grace Chapel's food pantry building. (Source: Grace Chapel) Food pantries are well-oiled machines: boxes, bags, donations, volunteers, schedules and more coming together in the name of community care. But when...
Lancaster County Food Hub met pandemic demand with shift to grab-n-go meals

Lancaster County Food Hub met pandemic demand with shift to grab-n-go meals

A volunteer packs a food box at the Lancaster County Food Hub. (Source: Provided) For the first time in more than seven decades of operation, takeout packaging has become necessary...
Mighty Mehal furthers aid for substance abuse recovery with Lancaster Cares grants

Mighty Mehal furthers aid for substance abuse recovery with Lancaster Cares grants

Jenny Mercandetti, founder of The Mighty Mehal Foundation. (Photo: Provided) Jenny Mercandetti's passion for supporting people recovering from substance abuse stems from personal loss and the desire for other families...
LGBTQ+ Coalition provides emergency grants

LGBTQ+ Coalition provides emergency grants

When the Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition received a $10,000 grant from the Lancaster Cares fund, that money went directly into the hands of local LGBTQ+ community members. The coalition set up...
Hope Within bolsters telehealth, pharmacy with Lancaster Cares grant

Hope Within bolsters telehealth, pharmacy with Lancaster Cares grant

The Hope Within Ministries medical office in Elizabethtown. (Source: Olivia Smucker) As a medical office that offers free primary care to those who don't have medical insurance, Hope Within saw...
Gratitude for the generosity of caring Lancaster residents (opinion)

Gratitude for the generosity of caring Lancaster residents (opinion)

(Photos: FosterJFoster Productions) By Sam Bressi, President & CEO, Lancaster County Community Foundation; and Kevin Ressler, President & CEO, United Way of Lancaster County: Sam Bressi...
Lancaster Cares grant to help centralize maternal drug recovery services

Lancaster Cares grant to help centralize maternal drug recovery services

Susan Baldrige and the location for Partnership for Public Health's new centralized maternal services location. (Sources: Susan Baldrige, Lancaster Health Center) During the pandemic, the Partnership for Public Health realized...
The Moravian Center feeds the hungry during Covid-19

The Moravian Center feeds the hungry during Covid-19

Moravian Center of Lancaster volunteers provide grab-n-go meals at the Center's entrance on North Queen Street, Lancaster. (Source: Moravian Center of Lancaster) The Covid-19 pandemic created an unprecedented challenge for...
Grant allows Pa. SPCA to restart feral cat trap-neuter-release program

Grant allows Pa. SPCA to restart feral cat trap-neuter-release program

One of the cats treated in the Pennsylvania Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Animals' trap-neuter-release program. (Source: Pa. SPCA) Stray cats: They might have been the least of...
Parish Resource Center expands its role in community meals

Parish Resource Center expands its role in community meals

Above and below at left: Volunteers help transfer pallets of bottled water into storage in this August 2020 file photo. The Parish Resource Center purchased the water for the Community...
CrossNet Ministries create Covid-19 fund with Cares grant

CrossNet Ministries create Covid-19 fund with Cares grant

CrossNet volunteers from New Holland Motor Group helping with a backpack drive. (Source: Meredith Dahl) For some Lancaster County residents, suffering the day-to-day effects of the pandemic, reaching out for...
A Woman’s Concern uses grant to provide the basics to new mothers

A Woman’s Concern uses grant to provide the basics to new mothers

Cyana, a client of A Woman's Concern. "This program is very beneficial and provides me with resources and knowledge," she said. (Photo: Provided) As we have all seen, Covid-19 has...
Lancaster City Housing Authority keeps residents connected during Covid-19

Lancaster City Housing Authority keeps residents connected during Covid-19

Resident Carl Johnson shows off a computer tablet purchased by the Lancaster City Housing Authority with assistance from a Lancaster Cares grant. (Source: Lancaster City Housing Authority) Covid-19 cases have...
Grant helps Water Street Mission serve safely

Grant helps Water Street Mission serve safely

Volunteers prepare a meal in the Water Street Mission kitchen. (Source: WSM) Matt Clement The Water Street Mission got a grant from the Lancaster Cares fund...
Lancaster Cares: Final grant applications due Dec. 1

Lancaster Cares: Final grant applications due Dec. 1

Nonprofits seeking grants from the Lancaster Cares fund have just a few days left to submit requests. Applications will no longer be accepted after 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, organizers...
For people struggling with pandemic stress, Mental Health America is there

For people struggling with pandemic stress, Mental Health America is there

Staff members with Mental Health America's Lancaster office "smile with their eyes" while wearing masks. (Source: Submitted) Kim McDevitt Since Covid-19 has come to Lancaster County,...