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THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE WEEK Luzerne Foundation Here for good." For the last 5 years, I had the honor of serving as Lueme County Managet During my time there we eperiencnd any unprecedemted challenges including the first ice jam flood in 80 years, a fire bombing of a County office, a devastating cyberattack and of couse, a tomado hitting the Wyoming Valley Mall. It definitely was quite the ride. but the most sobering challenge wan, and still is, the COVID pandemic. Fast forwand nearly two yeats since we held the first news conference on this virus and muny things have changed, but unfortunately the pandemic remains a constant in our lives Curnently. I viee the circumstances of the pandemic theough a ditterent lens as President dk CEO of The Luneme Foundation. As a community leader and grant maker, I am so much more aware of the amaring work done every day by our nonprofit organirations, yet how grvat the needs still are No matter what role I have been aI have been continually Boored by the offers of assistance and helping hands given by the atinens of Launerme County. Wie faced the challenge of this ever-changing pandemic the way we always have - by taking care of our lamilies and helping our neighbors. Whether it was our medical personnel and brave first responders or a neighbor or triend who gave of themoelves through their knowledge and know-how, we are blesed to live in a community where so many are willing to give That is why today in partnership with the Times Leader, the Luzeme Foundation is proud to announce a weekly column entitled Community Champions. Each Community Champion has made a difference here in a wide variety of ways - from helping children with mental health needs, to providing food and asistance for our senices, to aiding thoe e afflicted by cancer among so many other charitable The Luneme Foundation is your community nesource for all things charitable, and every day we ane trained and ready to lacilitate collaborations and ansist with resources whenever posible. We hope to inspine our readers with stories that tell of the great things that happen here every day that are facilitated by the ordinary people who accomplishestracedinary things that make Luneme County a great place to live, work, and call home. Do you want to make our home better? So do we. Let's do it together. Becaune of you and for you, we aw. Here for good. THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION 34 SOUTH RIVER ST. WILKES-BARRE, PA 18702 www.LUZFDN.ORG 570.822.2065 THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY CHAMPION OF THE WEEK Luzerne Foundation Here for good." For the last 5 years, I had the honor of serving as Lueme County Managet During my time there we eperiencnd any unprecedemted challenges including the first ice jam flood in 80 years, a fire bombing of a County office, a devastating cyberattack and of couse, a tomado hitting the Wyoming Valley Mall. It definitely was quite the ride. but the most sobering challenge wan, and still is, the COVID pandemic. Fast forwand nearly two yeats since we held the first news conference on this virus and muny things have changed, but unfortunately the pandemic remains a constant in our lives Curnently. I viee the circumstances of the pandemic theough a ditterent lens as President dk CEO of The Luneme Foundation. As a community leader and grant maker, I am so much more aware of the amaring work done every day by our nonprofit organirations, yet how grvat the needs still are No matter what role I have been aI have been continually Boored by the offers of assistance and helping hands given by the atinens of Launerme County. Wie faced the challenge of this ever-changing pandemic the way we always have - by taking care of our lamilies and helping our neighbors. Whether it was our medical personnel and brave first responders or a neighbor or triend who gave of themoelves through their knowledge and know-how, we are blesed to live in a community where so many are willing to give That is why today in partnership with the Times Leader, the Luzeme Foundation is proud to announce a weekly column entitled Community Champions. Each Community Champion has made a difference here in a wide variety of ways - from helping children with mental health needs, to providing food and asistance for our senices, to aiding thoe e afflicted by cancer among so many other charitable The Luneme Foundation is your community nesource for all things charitable, and every day we ane trained and ready to lacilitate collaborations and ansist with resources whenever posible. We hope to inspine our readers with stories that tell of the great things that happen here every day that are facilitated by the ordinary people who accomplishestracedinary things that make Luneme County a great place to live, work, and call home. Do you want to make our home better? So do we. Let's do it together. Becaune of you and for you, we aw. Here for good. THE LUZERNE FOUNDATION 34 SOUTH RIVER ST. WILKES-BARRE, PA 18702 www.LUZFDN.ORG 570.822.2065