West End Christian Community Center Receives Pro Bono Award Funds
At the 2019 LLA Annual Banquet, the Lycoming Law Association recognized a number of Lycoming County attorneys and firms for their pro bono service to needy Lycoming County clients. In the past, the LLA would purchase small mementos to award to the attorneys who were winners of the pro bono award. Recently, the Association has omitted the material award to the attorneys in favor of a monetary award to a local charity, in honor of the service provided by pro bono attorneys.
This year, the Association has chosen the West End Christian Community Center, of Williamsport, to receive the $500 annual award. The West End Christian Community Center is an outreach ministry of the Saint John's-Newberry UMC to embrace the needs of the community, by offering a clothes closet, thrift shop, soup kitchen, kitchen garden, diaper program, temporary walking assistance and more.
On October 28, LLA President Christian Frey, Legal Services Committee Chair John Pietrovito and Executive Director Michele Frey presented the funds to Todd Penman, Director.