YWCA Lancaster plans town hall tonight on Chauvin verdict (update)

YWCA Lancaster plans town hall tonight on Chauvin verdict (update)

(Source: YWCA Lancaster) YWCA Lancaster will host an online town hall via Zoom at 6 p.m. this evening, April 21, to discuss the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. The...
Online forum to focus on fair housing

Online forum to focus on fair housing

(Source: Tenfold | OUL) Local organizations involved in promoting access to housing and combating discrimination are hosting an online forum from 5 to 6 p.m. this coming Wednesday, April 21,...
The benefits of volunteering (opinion)

The benefits of volunteering (opinion)

In our hectic day-to-day lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the advantages of getting involved can be enormous. Giving back offers vital help to neighbors...
Disaster declaration authority permits crucial food assistance for Pa. (opinion)

Disaster declaration authority permits crucial food assistance for Pa. (opinion)

Teresa Miller, Pa. Human Services Secretary, speaks about early childhood education at Grace Lutheran Church in Lancaster on Wednesday, April 7, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) In coordination with the U.S....
April is Second Chance Month for re-entering citizens (opinion)

April is Second Chance Month for re-entering citizens (opinion)

(Source: Prison Foundation | Cor.pa.gov | OUL) By Vanessa Philbert, CEO, Community Action Partnership of Lancaster County; and Carrie Kurtz, Coordinator, Lancaster County Reentry Coalition   Reentry (n): The action...
Apex Advertising donates PPE to Aaron’s Acres, with assistance from United Way of Lancaster County (Video)

Apex Advertising donates PPE to Aaron’s Acres, with assistance from United Way of Lancaster County (Video)

PPE drop off at Aaron's Acres. (Left to Right) Cindi Moses (United Way of Lancaster County), Ron Weaver (Apex Advertising), Elaine Burnett (Aaron's Acres). Source: Kyle Gamble During the ongoing...
Let’s build health equity and equality (opinion)

Let’s build health equity and equality (opinion)

(Source: World Health Organization) Today is World Health Day, and as the World Health Organization so accurately spotlighted, "Our world is an unequal one … this is not only unfair:...
Hear from former inmate turned Pa. pardon board secretary in NAACP webinar

Hear from former inmate turned Pa. pardon board secretary in NAACP webinar

Brandon Flood (Source: Pa.gov) The secretary of Pennsylvania's board of pardons will be the featured speaker in a Zoom webinar Wednesday evening, April 7, sponsored by the Lancaster branch of...
YWCA Lancaster launching 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge in May

YWCA Lancaster launching 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge in May

As part of a national movement to engage communities in anti-racist work, YWCA Lancaster is hosting a 21-Day Racial Equity and Social Justice Challenge starting on Monday, May 24. The...
YWCA Lancaster hosting virtual events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

YWCA Lancaster hosting virtual events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

(Source: YWCA Lancaster) April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and YWCA Lancaster is hosting its annual campaign to address sexual violence and work toward prevention....
Downtown Ministerium offers virtual Good Friday service

Downtown Ministerium offers virtual Good Friday service

A scene from the Lancaster Downtown Ministerium's 2021 Ecumenical Good Friday service. The Lancaster Downtown Ministerium is commemorating Good Friday today with an online ecumenical service centered on the seven...
Calling on Lancaster: Project SOS

Calling on Lancaster: Project SOS

(Source: UWLanc.org) Third stimulus checks are starting to reach individuals and families throughout Lancaster County. Many of those who have been fortunate enough to sustain employment throughout the pandemic have...
Project SOS nears $150,000 raised

Project SOS nears $150,000 raised

(Source: UWLanc.org) United Way of Lancaster County's Project SOS has continued to rally the community to raise funds for those who have been financially impacted by the pandemic. The third...
It’s time to thank the men and women of the County Coroner’s Office

It’s time to thank the men and women of the County Coroner’s Office

I am asking you, the readers of my pandemic posts, and your friends, to send messages of appreciation to the largely unacknowledged men and women of the Lancaster County Coroner's...
‘Warm Home, Warm Hearts’ provides relief for Ephrata family

‘Warm Home, Warm Hearts’ provides relief for Ephrata family

For the second year, Ranck Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning partnered with United Way of Lancaster County for "Warm Home, Warm Hearts." This program provides a free heating system to...
Now I’m talking

Now I’m talking

I was a senior in high school when my father disappeared. My younger sister and I waited 13 days before my mom got the call. How I felt waiting for...
Hunger-Free Lancaster launches equity/diversity/inclusion team

Hunger-Free Lancaster launches equity/diversity/inclusion team

The county-wide coalition devoted to ending hunger in Lancaster County is elevating its attention to equity, diversity and inclusion. The Hunger-Free Lancaster County coalition has created an Equity, Diversity and...
Why is YWCA Lancaster closed on International Women’s Day? (opinion)

Why is YWCA Lancaster closed on International Women’s Day? (opinion)

(Source: YWCA Lancaster) As an agency serving the entire community, why close on International Women's Day? We are an agency with an origin story led by women.  For over 132...