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United Way Launches Day of Caring and Annual Campaign

United Way of Berks County held their 2021 Campaign Kickoff at FirstEnergy Stadium on Tuesday, September 14. Nearly 200 attendees showed their support for the organization’s work and cheered on Campaign Co-Chairs, Dick and Angela Ehst, as they announced the campaign goal of $10.5 million. To date, nearly $1.75 million has been raised thanks to a few early gifts and other efforts.
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Penn State Berks celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

WYOMISSING, Pa. — Beginning in mid-September, Penn State Berks will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a variety of events; each event is intended for a specific audience, including prospective and current students, the campus community, and the general public. Some events will be held in-person and others will have virtual options. In addition, some events are scheduled after Hispanic Heritage Month.
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United Way volunteers take on projects around Berks

READING, Pa. — More than 260 volunteers rolled up their sleeves and tackled projects as part of the Berks County United Way of Berks County's Day of Caring on Tuesday. It's one of the largest single-day volunteer events around. Some of the volunteers helped move hundreds of items into classrooms...
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Berks County group hosts workshop on addiction for faith community

When people are faced with a crisis, they often turn to their faith. Religious leaders are many times the first line of defense, the first person to get a call when someone needs help and guidance. That’s certainly true for those dealing with addiction. Whether it’s looking for help for...
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United Way of Berks County sets a $10.5 million goal for 2021

If ever the United Way of Berks County’s function as a giant safety net for various human service agencies was vital, it was in 2020. In March of that year, as it became clear that COVID-19 was here in Berks County, the United Way established its COVID Relief Fund that raised $1 million in just a month’s time, Tammy White, president of the local United Way unit, proudly told volunteers and supporters who gathered Tuesday morning in FirstEnergy Stadium for the organization’s annual campaign kickoff event.
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Berks Community Foundation COVID-19 Mitigation Strategy

Berks County Community Foundation is taking steps to better ensure the safe reopening of it Community Conference Center on Monday, October 4, 2021, including requiring vaccinations for Community Foundation employees. In addition, visitors to the Conference Center are encouraged to wear masks while Berks County is in the “high” or...
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Palmer Township pilot bag-recycling program helping to cut costs

PALMER TWP., Pa. - Plastic bags that used to be considered contamination in Palmer Township's recycling program are now helping cut costs, thanks to a pilot program that started May 1. The township accepts flexible plastic, such as bags for cereal, groceries and potato chips, in its curbside recycling. The...
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Berks Places: Barto is a popular spot for Catholic saint devotees

Berks Places is a recurring feature that will focus on small villages and census designated places throughout the county. History, nostalgia and local voices will shed some light on the quaint nooks and crannies of our area. Additional historical photographs accompany the online version of the articles. The village of...
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Event benefits nonprofit serving homeless women, kids

READING, Pa. — A fundraiser in Berks County helped an organization working to bring an end to homelessness. Hannah's Hope Ministries hosted its annual ladies high tea at the Sterling Guest Hotel mansion in Reading's historic Centre Park neighborhood. Money raised Sunday will help further the ministry's service to homeless...
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Habitat CEO Tim Daley Receives Award From KJM Memorial Foundation

Reading, PA —The Kevin John McAleese Memorial Foundation named Habitat For Humanity Berks County CEO Tim Daley the winner of their KJM IMPACT AWARD-SUCCESS IN THE NON-PROFIT SECTOR in recognition for his work on the Buttonwood Gateway Project in the City of Reading. The award will be presented at the KJM Foundation’s 3rd Annual Believe Gala on Saturday September 25 in Philadelphia.
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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Music on the Mountain marks 20th anniversary of 9/11

The sound of “Taps” echoed across South Lookout at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton on Saturday morning, marking the 20th anniversary of 9/11. “The Sanctuary has always been a special place for people to reflect and find peace in nature, so this seemed an ideal location and appropriate way to honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11 at Hawk Mountain,” said Mary Linkevich, director of development, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.
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