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Crash in front of Sheetz at 462 and Prospect causes power outlet earlier today

In Everyday Living on April 26, 2015 at 4:05 pm

A Columbia man was injured after he lost control of his SUV and knocked out power to more than 2,600 in West Hempfield Township Sunday morning. – Lancaster OnLine

LHOP: “Columbia is one of our gems in Lancaster County towns.”

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities, Treasures on April 26, 2015 at 10:00 am

Columbia is one of our gems in Lancaster County towns. With such a rich history, determined and hard working people and unique architecture to draw from, Columbia has its best days ahead of it. When people come together with a common vision and purpose anything is possible. We at LHOP are humbled to be working with Borough officials, residents, the Columbia Housing Steering Committee and our partners such as Community Life Network and Impact Missions to improve housing, neighborhoods and quality of life.”



“How to help earthquake victims in Nepal” – Marshable.com

In Opportunities on April 25, 2015 at 2:54 pm

SOURCE: marshable.com

A massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on Saturday, killing at least 1,130 in the country and dozens more in surrounding nations. Eight people also died following an avalanche on Mount Everest that was prompted by the quake.

Several buildings collapsed in Nepal’s capital of Kathmandu, including the historic Dharahara tower. The poor quality of buildings in the Kathmandu Valley, which has a population of 2.5 million people, makes them susceptible to extensive damage.

We’ve rounded up the following list of organizations that are helping victims in Nepal and other affected areas, which you can support:

World Vision

World Vision calls itself a Christian organization that helps bring children out of poverty, and tries to build communities with its relief work. The organization already has a presence in Nepal.

Donate to support World Vision’s relief efforts in Nepal, here.


Oxfam is an international organization dedicated to fighting poverty. It also has a presence in Nepal.

Donate to Oxfam’s relief efforts in Nepal, here.

Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse describes itself as an evangelical Christian organization that works “in crisis areas of the world.” It has a presence in Nepal.

The organization’s website hasn’t put up a donate page yet, but this page about the earthquake has a donate box at the bottom, where you can enter a dollar amount.


CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere) is a large humanitarian organization, again with a presence in Nepal. Visiting its website will take you to a page where you can donate to CARE’s relief efforts in the country.

Save the Children

Save the Children, an organization dedicated to helping children in 120 nations, also has a network in Nepal. Donate to its relief efforts in the country, here.


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