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Bethel Park School District officials honor staffer, other partners in the fight against covid

Tribune-Review – Having community partners can be a big boost for school districts fighting the covid-19 pandemic. Bethel Park officials understand that and recognized some of them at April’s school board meeting. School board president Pamela Dobos presented certificates to elementary school nurse Eileen Wallace, Spartan Pharmacy owner Adam Rice,…...

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Boyce Middle School drive collects 600 pounds of food for SHIM

The Almanac – Boyce Middle School recently collected more than 600 pounds of food to benefit families served by the South Hills Interfaith Movement. Organized by the Upper St. Clair school’s Student Council, the community service project was led by sixth-graders Raegan Faulds and Caty Howard, along with fifth-graders Abby…...

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Whitehall Public Library fundraising campaign benefits library, SHIM

Tribune-Review – This year, a gift to the Whitehall Library goes even further and will help neighbors in need. To shine a spotlight on local businesses, the Friends of the Whitehall Library purchased $50 gift cards as part of its WPL Neighbor campaign. Anyone who donates at least $50 through…...

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Support SHIM’s Do More Good Campaign

NEXTpittsburgh –  South Hills Interfaith Movement (SHIM) is in the final phase of its Do More Good campaign, which was launched in October 2018 to support families in the area. Since the start of the pandemic, there’s been a 61% increase in assistance for basic needs. The campaign has raised…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement’s Do More Good Campaign supports expanding needs

The Almanac – The final phase of South Hills Interfaith Movement‘s Do More Good campaign will be intended to address growing needs and strengthen key services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As the end of the campaign approaches, additional funds are needed to fuel critical improvements to SHIM’s infrastructure, fill program gaps and…...

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Where You Can Apply for Help Paying Your Rent and Utility Bills

Pittsburgh Magazine – Applications are now being accepted for Allegheny County’s rent and utility relief program. In order to qualify, applicants must be able to provide proof of loss of income or employment, COVID-related increases in expenses such as medical bills, or the inability to return to work if laid…...

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Allegheny County launches program to provide rent, utility relief

Tribune-Review – Allegheny County residents struggling to pay rent or utility bills can apply for help through a program that launched Monday. The program is a cooperative effort by the county, the City of Pittsburgh, Action Housing and Dollar Energy. It will distribute nearly $36 million in federal coronavirus appropriations to help…...

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Allegheny County’s rent and utility relief program is now accepting applications

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – Allegheny County’s rent and utility relief program will begin accepting applications on Monday morning, according to county officials. Beginning at 8 a.m., eligible county residents who are renting will be able to apply for assistance from the Emergency Rental Assistance Program on the county’s website. Officials said…...

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In brief: Used sports equipment sale, $50,000 raffle, and more in the South Hills

Tribune-Review – The South Hills Interfaith Movement launched its second annual “March to Sack Hunger” campaign, a month-long high-urgency initiative, to raise awareness of suburban poverty and combat hunger in the South Hills. To support the campaign, the community is encouraged to participate in weekly themes like fundraising with a…...

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South Hills Interfaith Movement’s March to Sack Hunger combats food insecurity

The Almanac – South Hills Interfaith Movement has launched the second annual March to Sack Hunger campaign, a month long high-urgency initiative to raise awareness of suburban poverty and combat hunger in the local area. Through monetary and food donations from local residents, businesses and the community, SHIM looks to…...

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