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Meeting the need together

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 COVID-19 is impacting families across Lancaster County in ways we have not before experienced. Furthermore, Black and populations of color have continued to be disproportionately affected by both the health and economic outcomes of this pandemic.  That’s why Lancaster County Community Foundation and the United Way of Lancaster County are supporting our community’s neighbors, friends, and families and their most critical needs.

Over the last century, Lancaster County has invested in the Community Foundation’s endowment to ensure the security and safety of the community for future catastrophes. We are thankful for this continuous support as it allowed us to immediately commit $250,000 to seed emergency funding for those affected by the pandemic, through the Lancaster Cares initiative. Through our joint, trusted relationships with local community benefit organizations (nonprofits), we can reach residents efficiently and effectively to address emerging challenges. We commit to working with organizations that can quickly turn dollars into help for people that need it.

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Thanks to your extraordinary generosity, the Community Foundation in partnership with the United Way of Lancaster County has granted nearly $750,000 to local organizations who are working to meet the economic, health, and community needs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. From telehealth resources, to food distribution, to a substantial investment in eviction prevention, the Community Foundation stands ready to continue to use its community endowment to support our most extraordinary resource: our people.

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Anchorage Breakfast Services

Anchorage Breakfast Services

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Arch Street Center

Arch Street Center

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Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster

Boys and Girls Club of Lancaster

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Lancaster Health Center

Lancaster Health Center

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Red Rose Intercultural and Education Foundation

Red Rose Intercultural and Education Foundation

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Spanish American Civic Association (SACA)

Spanish American Civic Association (SACA)

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Through Lancaster Cares, we have supported more than 60 local organizations.

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Moving forward together

We don’t know what challenges may be around the corner during this ongoing crisis. What we do know, is that Lancaster County has shown time and again, throughout history, that it can weather any storm thanks to the extraordinary spirit of generosity, community, and collective investment in our shared future. This crisis continues to teach us better ways to hear and support each other.

We know we have far to go to fully support those facing difficult challenges, and to providing equitable outcomes and opportunities for residents across Lancaster County. We have far to go, but we can go. And together, we will.

Give to Lancaster Cares

Help support Lancaster families, neighbors, and friends! Lancaster Cares will support Lancaster residents with food, housing, and rapid response dollars to address emerging issues.

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Are you a community benefit organization working to address the crisis in Lancaster County? Apply for rapid response dollars via the Lancaster Cares fund.

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