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Relief Free Store" informational flyer ***
St. Margaret Foundation Coordinates Efforts
to Restore Neighbors to Their Homes After the Summer 2018
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
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
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
For more information on any of these programs please contact
St. Margaret Foundation at 412-784-4215, email@example.com
SPECIAL BRUSH COLLECTION
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.