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July 14, 2023
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We’ve partnered with America250PA as they make their way through all of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties. They’re spreading the word about the upcoming 250th anniversary of the United States and Pennsylvania’s unique role as the birthplace of democracy in America. Stay tuned right here for news and updates from the America250PA team.

“Pennsylvanians helping Pennsylvanians” – America250PA prepares for third annual Pennsylvania Day initiative in support of Feeding Pennsylvania and Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful

July 20th is recognized as National Pennsylvania Day, and America250PA is preparing for their third annual volunteer effort across the Commonwealth.

 

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“Volunteerism, neighbors helping neighbors, Pennsylvanians helping Pennsylvanians is exactly how our Commonwealth and our communities have thrived over the last 250 years,” said Cassandra Coleman, Executive Director of America250PA. “When we first launched the initiative, we hoped that Pennsylvania Day would inspire involvement from residents of all ages to lend a helping hand when they have it, and so far, we’ve seen just that.”

 

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This July 20th will be the third year that America250PA has worked with Feeding Pennsylvania to staff food banks and help feed Pennsylvanians in need. Last year, America250PA Pennsylvania Day volunteers packed 8,993 boxes of food, prepared 958 meals, sorted 9,000 lbs of produce and frozen donations, and filled 372 volunteer shifts. This year’s food bank effort is generously presented by Natural Food Group and The Giant Company.

 

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In addition to working with Feeding Pennsylvania this year, America250PA has now partnered with Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful to include projects such as community cleanups, revitalization efforts, and more. America250PA and EQT Corporation, in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, awarded $18,900 in support of 11 projects that aim to improve communities and engage more volunteers.

 

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The 2023 Pennsylvania Day efforts expand across the following counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Berks, Cameron, Chester, Clinton, Dauphin, Erie, Greene, Lackawanna, Lawrence, Luzerne, Lycoming, Mercer, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia, Warren, Westmoreland, and York.

America250PA is accepting volunteers through Tuesday, July 18 at 12pm. Learn More or sign up to volunteer here.