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O'HARA TOWNSHIP DECLARES "STATE OF EMERGENCY" AFTER FLOODING

SQUAW VALLEY PARK WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED AND IS COMPLETELY CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

*** UPDATE - Click for the "Flood Relief Free Store" informational flyer ***

St. Margaret Foundation Coordinates Efforts to Restore Neighbors to Their Homes After the Summer 2018 Floods

St. Margaret Foundation is partnering with O'Hara Township Neighbors Helping Neighbors Program, North Hills Community Outreach, Fox Chapel Plaza, Fox Chapel Area Online Yardsale Community and many volunteers to answer the call of people in crisis after recent flooding ripped through Fox Chapel Area. The Foundation is collecting donations and providing a Flood Relief Drop-off Center and Free store which opens for drop off on Saturday.

"People in our community have lost the freedom of a safe and healthy home," said Mary Lee Gannon, president of St. Margaret Foundation which is coordinating the efforts. "We have to fill in that gap with hope for our neighbors in crisis.

" When most people were celebrating the independence of our country this week, many residents of the Fox Chapel Area of Pittsburgh were bailing out their basements and first floors, hoping they would be able to spend the night in their houses. Devastating storms tore through the communities surrounding St. Margaret Hospital - Sharpsburg, Blawnox, O'Hara Township, Aspinwall, Fox Chapel and Indiana Township twice this week. Floods caused many people to lose everything in their basements and first floors, including appliances, furniture, and a livable environment.

DONATIONS: An outpouring of requests came to St. Margaret Foundation and O'Hara Township from people wanting to donate money to help rehabilitate the homes of flood victims in the area. To donate go to http://www.stmargaretfoundation.org/index.php/donation and choose 'FLOOD RELIEF - FOX CHAPEL AREA' from the drop-down menu. North Hills Community Outreach is partnering with St. Margaret Foundation to distribute the funds to residents of the Fox Chapel Area School District and surrounding areas and will conduct home visits to prioritize the need.

FOX CHAPEL AREA FLOOD VICTIMS IN NEED: Flood victims interested in applying for support from the Flood Relief Fund should contact North Hills Community Outreach at 412-487-6316 or help@nhco.org.

ST. MARGARET FOUNDATION FLOOD RELIEF DROP-OFF and FREE STORE: Mr. Alex Condron of Fox Chapel Plaza, former board chairman of St. Margaret Foundation, has donated storefront space in Fox Chapel Plaza at the corner of Fox Chapel Road and Freeport Road - 1151 Freeport Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 - for a St. Margaret Foundation Flood Relief Drop-Off Center and Free Store. The store will be operated by The Fox Chapel Area Online Yardsale community. It opens Saturday, July 7th and Sunday July 8th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm for DROP-OFF ONLY. It will be open for drop-off and free store pick up on Monday, July 9th, Wednesday, July 11th, Friday, July 13th, and Saturday, July 14th, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm each day. The Free Store is requesting furniture, area rugs, fans, dehumidifiers, space heaters, storage containers. Please no clothes, toys, shoes, holiday ornaments. For more information on the Store contact: FCAreaFloodRelief@gmail.com.

For more information on any of these programs please contact St. Margaret Foundation at 412-784-4215, smf@upmc.edu or www.StMargaretFoundation.org.


SPECIAL BRUSH COLLECTION OFFERED:

Because of the recent storms in the area the Township will be offering a special Brush Collection service beginning Monday, July 23. Requests for this special brush collection service will be accepted until 4:30 pm on Friday, July 20. Requests for collection will not be accepted after 4:30 pm on July 20. However, collection will continue until brush is collected from all residents who have called in requests. Brush will not be collected from homes not on the list.

Residents should call 412-784-1784, ext. 203 to request collection and be prepared to leave their name, address and telephone number. Requests are for one pick-up only and all brush must be prepared according to the Township's regular Brush Collection Regulations.

Calendar

Thursday, July 19
**NEW** Date Night Movie - "La La Land"

Tuesday, July 24
Movie at Squaw Valley - Celebrate Christmas in July with "The Santa Clause"

Wednesday, July 25
7:00 Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting

Monday, August 06
7:00 Zoning Hearing Board

Tuesday, August 07
7:00 Council Workshop

More Calendar Events

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