Lancaster Critical Need Response Fund

A fund to support our neighbors in crisis


Host Stacey Simms interviews Sally Sherrin, Executive Director of the Lancaster County Council on Aging, during the live WTVI broadcast of The Carolinas Respond: A Fundraiser for Critical Needs. The broadcast was a fundraising effort for the Critical Need
Response Fund.

The 2008 economic downturn affected the region, with many residents facing dire circumstances. In response to this growing crisis, the Lancaster County Community Foundation established a short-term Critical Need Response Fund in December 2008 to help shelter, feed, clothe and keep warm Lancaster County residents through the winter months.

Four Lancaster County nonprofit organizations were awarded grants totaling $16,767 from the Critical Need Response Fund. 

The Lancaster County Community Foundation Board of Trustees was charged with fundraising and awarding grants for the purpose of aiding residents of Lancaster County. The Lancaster County Community Foundation is an affiliate of Foundation For The Carolinas.

The Lancaster Critical Need Response Fund was held at Foundation For The Carolinas, and 100 percent of the funds were available for grants, with no fees charged by the Foundation to administer the Fund. All donations were used to provide services only in Lancaster County, South Carolina.

Grants totaling $16,767 were awarded to the following organizations:

HOPE in Lancaster, Inc.
Kershaw Area Community Resource Exchange, Inc.
Lancaster Christian Services
Lancaster County Council on Aging