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Building back better, together.

As our nation continues to grapple with pain and uncertainty, we believe some essential truths remain for Lancaster County: Our community is only strong when every voice is heard. Our community is only safe when every resident can dream fearlessly. Our community is only extraordinary when every family, neighbor, and friend is respected.

The Community Foundation condemns the acts of violence, hatred, racism, and injustice that Black Americans and people of color have experienced through generations and continue to experience today. We are committed to affirming the worth of every individual, as well as supporting communities of color across Lancaster County as we all process this difficult time, and plan for how we will shape our shared future together.

We know that we all have work to do: as an organization, as a community, and as a country. We know that condemning racism and violence is only a first, small step, and the most important steps we take are the ones that come after. And we know that we can’t do it alone.

We are holding space and solidarity with communities of color across Lancaster  County for the anger and grief they justifiably feel.

We are holding space and solidarity with the countless individuals across Lancaster County who want to see our community become more just and equitable.

We hear you. We see you. We stand with you.