Thursday, September 17, 2015

Red Cross Partners with CommunityAid in Lancaster

The American Red Cross is proud to strengthen its partnership with CommunityAid as they prepare to open their newest facility in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. The thrift store, which is set to open on Wednesday, November 18, will help CommunityAid meet its primary purpose of raising funds for distribution to local schools, churches, synagogues, temples, and other nonprofit charitable organizations.

Over the past two years, the Red Cross has been the beneficiary of close to $200,000 in grants from CommunityAid, money that represents the proceeds from donated items sold at their area thrift stores.

“We are extremely proud to be a CommunityAid partner and are grateful for the opportunity to stand with them as they expand their presence in Lancaster County,” noted Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Regional CEO Ellen Kyzer. “We know this newest location will be a great success and a great asset in their ability to affect positive change on even more people in our community.”

The Red Cross was one of three area nonprofit partners present as CommunityAid offered tours of its Lancaster County store on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Glenn Chandler, CommunityAid Founder and CEO, used the opportunity to present grant checks to the partners, including a $10,000 gift to the Red Cross.

Kyzer added, “We are thankful for the impact CommunityAid has had on our ability to serve people whose lives have been touched by area disasters. Their generosity and support can be seen in the faces of the adults and children we serve day-in and day-out.”

Pictured Above - Red Cross Central Pennsylvania Region Chief Development Officer Barb Taylor at the presentation of the CommunityAid grant award.

Pictured Below Top - Representatives from the Red Cross, Water Street Mission, and the ARC of Lancaster County join with CommunityAid to celebrate the November opening of the new thrift store.

Pictured Below Bottom - CommunityAid Founder and CEO Glenn Chandler addresses the group at today's gathering in Lancaster County.