Helping where it is needed

Published 8:01 am Friday, March 6, 2020

When a major employer leaves a region, it can be devastating.

The hardship affects not just those who are losing their jobs, but also the surrounding local economy, who relied on those workers and co-existed as a community.

Which is why we are glad to hear that the Ironton-Lawrence County Community Action Agency is reaching out to those who will be out of work due to the closure Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital.

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Through its One Stop location, the CAO has created a hotline to help patients looking for new medical homes and employees to search for work and assistance.

The loss of OLBH will be a major blow to the region, but it is imperative that all options be available to help these workers get back on their feet and spur a rebound in the community.

It is our hope that the CAO’s efforts will help all those affected and transition them into a better future.