Great day for splashing around with hoses and buckets. We appreciate First Energy coming out in the heat to “play.”
What a bunch of troopers! Lifting and shifting, organizing and loading – all in 100+ degree weather in a hot warehouse with a tremendous showing of teamwork! C. S. Davidson brought it!!!
Typically, Bell Family Shelter does not accept pets.
A brief exception was made on June 13, however, when York City Police Sergeant Samuel T. Shipley brought his canine partner to visit. “Lieutenant K-9 Lou,” a registered bloodhound, volunteered an hour of his time to demonstrate how he tracks down lost or missing people.
Sgt. Shipley explained how Lou helps find missing children as well as fugitives who have fled from law enforcement personnel, and answered questions posed by residents and staff. The dynamic duo entertained a packed house of approximately 30 parents and children.
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Ben Abeles’ seventh grade Masterminds students at Dallastown Area Middle School met at the school track on the evening of Friday, May 18. Their mission, should they choose to accept it: sleep in cardboard boxes outside overnight to raise money for local charities. The funds raised by the students during the exercise to increase self-awareness of the homeless experience will be divided between Bell Family Shelter, York Helping Hands for the Homeless and the York Rescue Mission.
Before the sleepover began, the students gathered beneath the scoreboard, sitting quietly to listen as speakers talked about their organizations and the York County individuals and families they help. Marcella Kinard, Bell’s director of shelter services, shared stories about Bell Family Shelter and how it operates. The students expressed interest by posing questions to better understand the information they heard.
Story and photo submitted by Bell intern Andrea Craun.