Here to Help Day

Last month, Governor Ed Rendell announced his intention to offer a Here to Help Day in every county in Pennsylvania between now and the end of May where people who have lost their jobs, who cannot afford health insurance, or who are having trouble paying household bills can get information on how to take advatage of benefits provided by the Commonwealth and by local service organizations.  Lancaster County will respond on Wednesday, May 6, 2009 when the Lancaster County Here to Help Day will be offered at Liberty Place, 313 W. Liberty St. in Lancaster from noon- 7:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the PA CareerLink of Lancaster County and the Lancaster County Workforce Investment Board, co-sponsors include the County of Lancaster, the City of Lancaster, United Way of Lancaster County, the Lancaster County Community Foundation, and WGAL-TV as well as the PA Department of Labor and Industry and the PA Department of Public Welfare.  Our intention is to have 100 governmental, non-profit, community-based and faith-based organizations gather at Liberty PLace on May 6 to provide information to the public on the resources that are available in Lancaster County to survive the current economic hard times.  There is no charge to be an exhibitor.  We will provide every organization with a table-top space where it can put any informational materials that it brings.


Right now, if your organization provides any sort of service that may be of use to people as they face unemployment or other economic uncertainty (employment, financial supports, food, housing, training, dental or health care, energy assistance), we need you to commit to being there on May 6 and providing at least one (if not more) people to staff your exhibit from noon to 7:00 p.m.  Please RSVP confirming the interest of your organization as soon as possible.  This will be a great opportunity to help people and to get the word out about your services as well. 


Set up will take place from 9:00 a.m. until noon that day, and someone from your agency should be at the display for the entire length of the event.  Boxed lunches will be provided for agency participants. 

Name Sales End Price
Agency Attendee Ended Free