Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Donating money to organizations that help victims is quick and easy.
Residents of Dormont and Brookline, and people across the country are reacting with shock to the devastation caused by a 2-mile wide tornado in Oklahoma. At least 24 people have died, more than 200 have been injured and President Obama has declared the path of the tornado a major disaster area. If you would like to help, you can do so from your computer or mobile device right now. Join Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A movie event with special guests including Steelers, Penguins, actors and more will benefit the Red Cross and Hurricane Sandy victims.
A star-studded evening at Dormont’s Hollywood Theater will raise money for the Red Cross, and for victims of Hurricane Sandy who still are recovering from the storm. A special showing of the independent film “Christmas in Compton,” which opened in theaters last week, will be held at 6 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 16. “Christmas in Compton,” a comedy co-produced by Pittsburgh natives Paula Gregg and Susan Burig, is about a father-son duo and their community fighting to save their Christmas tree lot after a bad business deal. The movie stars Keith David as the father, Eric Roberts as a sleazy music executive, and Omar Gooding as the son. In a press release issued earlier this month, Gregg and Burig said they chose Hollywood Theater for this event …
Monday, October 29, 2012
Here are some places you can contact if you need help or assistance during the storm.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and Public Safety Director Michael Huss released a statement Monday regarding the City of Pittsburgh's preparation for Hurricane Sandy. Public works crews have forestry crews on 24-hour shifts to deal with downed trees and firefighters will be deployed to clear and open roads. The Mayor's office advises residents of the following: --- The Allegheny County Department of Human Services has activated the Public Inquiry Line as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Those in need of resources, information or emotional support are encouraged to call the Public Inquiry Line at 412-482-3250. --- The Dormont Volunteer Fire Department, via its Facebook page, warned residents to prepare batteries and flashlights, watch for downed trees …
Saturday, September 8, 2012
New appointee will begin focus on preparedness, capacity building during National Preparedness Month.
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Saturday, September 8, 2012
American Red Cross Western Pennsylvania Region has appointed Victor Roosen as its new regional emergency services director. In his new role, Roosen, who most recently served as the response manager for the Red Cross chapter, will place significant emphasis on preparedness and readying the 25-county region for the possibility of having to launch a large-scale disaster response operation. As the regional emergency services director for the western Pennsylvania region, Roosen will oversee the entire disaster services function. “We at the Red Cross are committed to responding to local disasters within our region, providing community members assistance with their immediate disaster-caused needs after a house fire or other similar event,” Roosen…
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Because the Red Cross is honoring everyday heroes—and is asking you for local candidates.
Heroes are all around us. They live and work right here in Western Pennsylvania. Ordinary people—like the ones right here in Canonsburg, Cecil and North Strabane—perform extraordinary deeds on a daily basis, however, these individuals often do not receive recognition for their noble deeds. However, the American Red Cross wants to applaud these courageous individuals by officially proclaiming them heroes at the fourth annual Red Cross Heroes Breakfast, to be held in Pittsburgh later this year. The Red Cross is asking community members to nominate heroes. Individuals who have performed a heroic act—such as saving lives during an emergency or supporting disaster preparedness in their communities—between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 are …
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The cause of last week’s fire in the 3200 block of West Liberty Avenue has not been determined.
A week after a fire damaged several buildings in the 3200 block of West Liberty Avenue, there still aren't a lot of clues as to what started the flames. Jeff Arnold, deputy chief of the Dormont Volunteer Fire Department, said they were able to rule out some scenarios, but are still investigating the cause of the March 13 fire. “It wasn’t electrical,” Arnold said. “They could pinpoint the origin of where it started, but they can’t pinpoint what it was.” Arnold said the fire ignited at the back of the building at 3227 West Liberty Ave, in a second-floor apartment. It could have been caused by a candle or a cigarettes, Arnold said, but he said that is speculation, and an exact cause of the fire has not been determined. The fire caused between…