Published Tue, Feb 21, 2012 11:45 am Dateline
Businesses in the Lancaster community are working together to help a local woman raise funds for a guide dog.
Carnival Foods and Fairfield National Bank in Lancaster are teaming up to raise $7,000 to help Jessica Archer buy a service dog named Adam.
Archer suffers from epilepsy and a neurological muscle movement disorder known as dystonia, which can make her have a seizure at any moment.
With the help of a guide dog, she would be able to safely go places on her own.
The businesses created a campaign called "Raising Our Paws for Adam the Service Dog."
Fairfield National Bank Marketing Director Molly Bates says it is important that the bank help the community in any way it can.
"We really feel strongly about our community and helping it in any way we can. Any time we can help make somone's quality of life better, we want to do everything we can," says Bates.
Bates says she is glad the bank is able to help out.
"We wish this young lady the best of luck with her new service dog Adam," says Bates.
Bates says so far they have collected more than $4,700.
Residents who wish to make a donation to the fund can do so at Carnival Foods, Fairfield National Bank or Century National Bank.