3004 POUNDS OF FOOD DONATED TO WATER STREET MISSION HARTZ PHYSICAL THERAPY AND JUNIOR LEAGUE OF LANCASTER “FEED THE NEED” DRIVE DONATES 1.502 TONS OF FOOD TO BENEFIT WATER STREET MISSION
LANCASTER, PA (May 8, 2015) – The April 2015 HARTZ Physical Therapy and Junior League of Lancaster, PA (JLL) “Feed the Need” food donation drive benefitting Water Street Mission (WSM) programs exceeded its 250-pound goal, and donated a grand total of 3004 pounds – or 1.502 tons – of non-perishable food to WSM. Donations were received from the community at HARTZ PT offices, and managed by its staff and JLL volunteers; the food will be used to serve free meals and provide free pantry items to Lancaster County men, women, and children in need at WSM.
The JLL and HARTZ Physical Therapy (each found online at www.jllancaster.org and www.hartzpt.com) are community partners this year as a result of HARTZ PT’s Cornerstone Sponsorship of the League, which will help further its 90-year-old mission of developing the potential of women while promoting voluntarism, and positively impacting the community through the trained, effective action of its volunteers.
Since 1905, Water Street Mission (found online at www.wsm.org) has served Lancaster County homeless and hungry men, women, and children with the goal to provide comprehensive support to those in the traumatic crisis of homelessness. WSM facilitates life change by providing stable shelter, three meals a day, and connecting guests with: behavioral health support through Christian counseling, medical and dental care, and career support services. It serves free meals to approximately 500 people each day, and offers free pantry items to close to 700 people per week.
HARTZ Physical Therapy has served Lancaster County as an outpatient provider of physical therapy services for 15 years. An independently owned small business, HARTZ PT specializes in providing quality personalized care to its patients at each of its three locations in Lititz, Lancaster and Ephrata. Community-minded from the beginning, the staff of HARTZ PT is always open to partnering with community organizations in creative ways with the goal of improving the community one step at a time.