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Military Share for Greensburg area Veterans--sign up this Saturday

Are you a Veteran?
Are you Active Duty?
Are you the family of an active duty military?
Then you are eligible to receive food through the Westmoreland County Food Bank Military Share program. You must live in the Greensburg area.
Three boxes of fresh, frozen and nonperishable food will be provided for each registered military family. Even if you are already registered at a
Westmoreland Country Food Bank Pantry, you can also register for the Military Share.
Registration will be at:Blessed Sacrament Cathedral Formation Center, 350 North Main Street, Greensburg, PA 15601 on Saturday, September 14, 2019 10:00 AM to 12 Noon
You will need to bring with you:
• Driver’s License or State Photo ID
• DD214 or
• Military ID: Active or Retired or
• VA Card or VFW Lifetime Card
Food Pick Up will be:
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Our Lady of Grace Church
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM 1011 Mt. Pleasant Rd.
Greensburg, PA 15601
Pick up will be a drive through process. You will sign for your food, then the boxes will be loaded into your car. You do not need to get out of your car. You must be registered to
pick up food. No Walk-ins.
Sponsored by: Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Blessed Sacrament Cathedral
Questions contact: Maxine 724-289-7215
In Partnership with: Westmoreland County Food Bank

Stand Down for Veterans--Pittsburgh, October 6th

Pittsburgh Stand Down
Saturday, Oct. 5. 2019
2934 Small Street, PIttsburgh  PA  15201
Standown Pittsburgh is a day of free services for homeless Veterans or Veterans at risk of becoming homeless.
Donations accepted of: winter gloves, thermal socks, hats, thermal underwear, toiletry items.
See flyer.

New housing opportunity for 60 and over in Westmoreland

Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) is not a new concept ---its roots were as a “Grossdawdy Haus” in the 1880’s when Amish families used them as a way to keep loved ones near home. Today it has enormous potential for serving Pennsylvania’s rapidly growing older population—now the 7th oldest population in the nation. Here in Westmoreland, the County averages are even higher than the PA averages, with a median age of 46.6 and 22.1% of its population over the age of 65.
ECHO cottages are small, separate, manufactured residences that are temporarily placed in the side or rear yard of a host family (related by blood or marriage) for an older person. The arrangement provides autonomy for its resident along with easy access to family or friends who can provide assistance. When living requirements of the resident change, the cottage is moved to the property of another host family. In Westmoreland, ECHO residents will be over 60, lower income, and pay no more than 30% of their monthly incomes to reside in the cottage.
Although many may be eligible for ECHO living arrangements, the ideal candidates will want to be a part of such an excitingly unique opportunity and be enthusiastic for all it has to offer!
ECHO cottages are being made available in Westmoreland County through a local collaboration between Westmoreland Community Action and Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging. If you are a family with a member over 60 and are interested in learning more about ECHO, please contact:
Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging
Information and Assistance
Adults over the age of 60 are encouraged to take a brief survey related to their interest in ECHO Housing and general housing needs/preferences. The survey is available at:

Fort Indiantown Gap Added To List Of PFAS Contamination Sites

Fort Indiantown Gap Army National Guard base in Lebanon County has been added to the state Department of Environmental Protection’s growing  list of military and industrial sites where the PFAS class of chemicals has been found. More...

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