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Dickinson College Creates COVID-19 Help Website for Community


Resources for individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits listed online

by Craig Layne

Dickinson’s Center for Civic Learning & Action has created a website with one-stop-shop information for community members and organizations seeking assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. The page,, will be updated frequently with additional information. Questions and updates can be shared by emailing

“The good people of Carlisle and our surrounding communities are showing their strength, compassion and resilience by offering so many resources to rise to this challenge,” said Dickinson President Margee M. Ensign. “Our commitment to our neighbors includes making certain everyone can find the information they need to make informed decisions during these unprecedented times. Sharing these critical resources in one easy-to-find place was simply the right thing to do.”

Dickinson’s COVID-19 help website is designed as a clearinghouse for resources and information focused on individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits. Visitors can browse resources by category, including financial, food, health, housing and grants. The site also includes information on opportunities for those seeking ways to help during the pandemic. Resources for service needs, giving needs and how to support local businesses are included under the site’s “give help” tab.

The website was created in cooperation with Carlisle’s Community Action Network (CAN), a group founded and led by President Ensign. CAN now includes more than two dozen local civic, business, nonprofit and government organizations that meet weekly to share information and resources for navigating the pandemic.

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Published April 21, 2020