Amy L. Kruzel, an Associate of law firm Norris McLaughlin, P.A., attended the “State of the Allentown Warming Station” press conference hosted by the Greater Valley YMCA, Allentown Branch on Monday, October 22.
“The Advisory Council and I strongly advocated for this project. I feel very passionately about the warming station, and I am eager to draw some positive attention to such a worthwhile endeavor that is located right in the heart of downtown Allentown,” said Kruzel, an Advisory Council member for the Allentown YMCA. “The warming station project exemplifies the mission of the YMCA and demonstrates what can be accomplished when a community comes together for a greater good. As a result, men, women and children will have shelter, warmth, and food in the coming winter months.”
The event gave an update of the warming station’s progress, including walkthroughs, and talks by key supporters including David Fagerstrom of the Greater Valley YMCA, Lehigh County Executive Phil Armstrong, and Allentown Mayor Ray O’Connell. The 64-bed overnight shelter will be open November 1 – April 20 at the Allentown Branch YMCA in a portion of its sub-basement. The space will provide a clean, safe, basic shelter to homeless men and women.
Kruzel focuses her practice on all aspects of family and matrimonial law including divorce, custody, support, alimony, protection from abuse, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Outside of work, Kruzel volunteers with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and serves on the Executive Leadership Board. She also teaches Positive Conflict Resolution & Mediation Skills at the Easton Area Middle School; is a volunteer at the legal clinic at the Bradbury Sullivan LGBT Community Center; is the Treasurer for the Family Law Section of the Lehigh County Bar Association; and is a Member of the Lehigh County Barristers Inn. Kruzel earned her B.S. from Dickinson College in 2002 and her J.D. from The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, in 2005.