5 local community benefit organizations receive funding through Lancaster Cares, supporting programs that support programs that assist with providing technology for students, music therapy for children with disabilities, breakfast for members of the community and more
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Nearly 49,000 Lancaster County residents have lost jobs and filed for unemployment benefits since March. People across this community are losing sleep over how they will pay their rent, put food on the table and weather this storm, which changed so much so quickly. But some things remain constant, and one of those things is the extraordinary generosity of Lancaster County residents. In response to challenges brought on by the pandemic, Lancaster County Community Foundation, in partnership with the United Way of Lancaster County, launched the Lancaster Cares COVID 19 Response Fund.
9 local community benefit organizations receive funding through Lancaster Cares, supporting programs that assist children, refugees, pet owners, front line direct support staff and more.
We are proud to announce another $50,000 in investment to 23 local community benefit organizations to meet the unfolding COVID-19 crisis in Lancaster County.
Dollars from Lancaster Cares are already at work through Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and LancCo MyHome. Each organization received an $80,000 grant this week to expand their capacity to support growing demands for food security and shelter needs.
The Community Foundation and United Way of Lancaster County have released an application to support emerging needs every week across our community as part of the Lancaster Cares COVID-19 Response Fund. Lancaster Cares will fund community benefit organizations that provide food, housing and emerging critical needs for Lancaster residents.
These are undeniably hard and uncertain times. But Lancaster County is uniquely positioned to weather this storm; our community is built for the long haul. Our rich and diverse culture, our deep-rooted values and our extraordinary generosity will lift us through this challenging moment. We’re in this together.