Senator Yudichak Announcing Significant Funding from Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties for NEPA Nursing Home SOS Program

Who: State Senator John Yudichak (I – Luzerne/Carbon), John Cosgrove (Executive Director, AllOne Foundation and Charities), David Pedri (Luzerne County Manager) and Lackawanna County Commissioners Jerry Notarianni, Debi Domenick and Chris Chermak.

What: Senator Yudichak will be hosting a Zoom press conference to announce significant funding for the NEPA Nursing Home SOS Program from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties. Founding funding members AllOne Foundation and Charities and the Earth Conservancy donated $250,000 each for the program. The Luzerne Foundation has also donated $5,000 for the program.

When: Thursday, June 4 at 11 a.m.


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Why: Established on April 29, with funding partners, AllOne Foundation and Charities ($250,000) and the Earth Conservancy ($250,000), and planning partners, the Pennsylvania Health Care Association, LeadingAge PA and Allied Services, the NEPA Nursing Home SOS program was formed to protect nursing home residents and nursing home employees by deploying much needed resources to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our nursing homes.

Funding secured for the NEPA Nursing Home SOS Program has been used for the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 supplies in accordance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines. The CMS guidelines focus on three priority supply areas for nursing homes:

1.) Infection Control Supplies.

2.) Personal Protection Equipment.

3.) Symptom Screening Supplies.

The significant funding announced tomorrow from Luzerne and Lackawanna counties will help the program continue its mission of protecting our region’s most vulnerable citizens. To date, over 30 nursing homes have received over $300,000 in supplies through the program.


Contact:   Brad Hurley (