06 May

Billboard boost: Advertising companies band together to fight hunger in the Lehigh Valley

The COVID-19 pandemic has left many Lehigh Valley families struggling to put food on the table. Recognizing the increasing need for meals and to help prevent hunger among area families, Keenan-Nagle Advertising, Inc., an Allentown-based marketing and communications agency, partnered with three outdoor advertising companies — Adams Outdoor, Lamar Advertising Company and Tri Outdoor, Inc. — to help create awareness of the problem and give people a way to help. Outdoor billboards across the Lehigh Valley will encourage members of the community to help feed their neighbors by visiting and making a monetary donation to Second Harvest Food Bank, according to a news release. ...

24 Apr

Nonprofits in the Lehigh Valley face lack of food and volunteers

“COVID-19 has created obstacles for nonprofit organizations throughout the Lehigh Valley, including a lack of food supply and volunteers. Community Action Lehigh Valley (Community Action) is a nonprofit organization that combats anti-poverty by working through a range of programs, from Second Harvest Food Bank to homeownership counseling…” ...

21 Apr

Deal closed: Slate Belt’s Merchants Bank is officially acquired for $78.5 million

“…Alan Jennings, executive director of Community Action Lehigh Valley, which formed Slate Belt Rising, said officials will hold Fidelity “to the commitment that Merchants had been making for many years.” Community Action under Jennings ensures that low-income families and neighborhoods have access to banks and credit under federal reinvestment law.” ...

22 Oct

Coalition plans to confront racism in the Lehigh Valley

In the Lehigh Valley, 28% of black residents and 36% of Hispanic residents live in an area with little access to housing, transportation, employment and education, according to data from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. ...

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