Open Seat 48th E-Newsletter

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Week of August 20, 2018

Community Report: Sweep the Streets

My latest Community Report is ready to watch!  In this month’s show, I featured the Sweep the Streets basketball tournament, where I had the opportunity to throw the opening tip-off. Sweep the Streets mentors troubled youth in the City of Lebanon to help them turn obstacles into opportunities. Check it out below!

Senator Folmer’s Community Report – Sweep the Streets

WellSpan Health in Lebanon County

According to recent correspondence from WellSpan Health, in 2017 in Lebanon County, WellSpan Health:

  • Welcomed 587 babies to our community;
  • Provided nearly $2.5 million in financial assistance to patients and families in need;
  • Provided over 40 WellLebanon and other health education programs to more than 1,100 participants;
  • Supported area organizations through WellSpan Community Partnership Grants and sponsorships, totaling more than $200,000;
  • Helped patients pursue better health goals through 243,805 primary and specialty care visits to WellSpan practices, and;
  • Received 50,614 visits to the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department.

Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Companies Grant

letter from the PA Office of the State Fire Commissioner was recently sent to PA fire departments and emergency medical services companies to invite them to apply for the 2018-2019 Fire Company, Emergency Medical Services Companies Grant Program. The application period will begin the first week of September. Click here to view the letter.  Questions can be directed to

U.S. Dept. of Ag Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program Awards

Nearly 200 elementary schools across PA have been selected for grants to provide students with fresh fruit and vegetables during the school day. The funding is awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, which was first implemented in PA in 2004 and expanded to all 50 states in 2008.

The program’s goals are to create healthier school environments by providing healthier food choices, expand the variety and increase consumption of fruits and vegetables students’ experience, and positively impact students’ present and future health. To qualify for a grant, a school must have a free and reduced meal eligibility of 50% or more. Serving students from the 48th Senatorial District, the following schools received awards:

  • Central Dauphin School District, Dauphin County
    • Lawnton Elementary School – $14,541
    • Paxtang Elementary School – $17,371.50
    • Rutherford Elementary School – $22,255.50
    • Southside Elementary School – $39,349.50
    • Tri-Community Elementary School – $23,587.50
  • Steelton-Highspire School District, Dauphin County
    • Steelton-Highspire Elementary School – $42,901.50
  • Lebanon School District, Lebanon County
    • Harding Elementary School – $36,519
    • Henry Houck Elementary School – $22,089
    • Northwest Elementary School – $37,351.50
    • Southeast Elementary School – $28,249.50
    • Southwest Elementary School – $27,528

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