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Catastrophes like Harvey and Irma trigger 'generosity gene'

With ongoing Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts and the threat of devastation from Hurricane Irma, many Americans psychologically feel the need to help. Last week, the Pittsburgh Foundation donated $50,000  in disaster relief to the Texas coast  and asked area residents to join them in contributing. “We are Pittsburghers; we are Southwestern Pennsylvanians,” Foundation President and CEO Maxwell King said in a statement. “At a time such as this, it is what we are called to do.”

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Pittsburgh Foundation donates $50,000 to Houston

The Pittsburgh Foundation is donating $50,000 in disaster relief to help those in need after Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas coast. The foundation's board approved the money as an emergency grant to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

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Pittsburgh Foundation gives $50K for Hurricane Harvey recovery

The Pittsburgh Foundation is donating $50,000 to its Houston counterpart to help with recovery from the devastation in Texas from Hurricane Harvey. The money is going to an emergency fund, the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund, that was established at the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

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Westmoreland fire departments get $4.3M grant for recruitment

Most of Westmoreland County's volunteer fire departments will share a $4.33 million federal grant to recruit and train up to 500 new firefighters, officials said Thursday. The “Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response,” or SAFER, grant from FEMA will cover a variety of costs, including advertisements to recruit volunteer firefighters, paying tuition for training at Westmoreland County Community College's expanding Public Safety Training Center, purchasing gear and providing retention incentives such as free life insurance.

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New Kensington murals designed to bring color, hope to downtown

Improvements to New Kensington's "Corridor of Innovation" are described, specifically murals on dilapidated buildings as part of a revitalization project. (The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County is involved in this initiative, providing building owners with grants to use toward facade improvements.)

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Eatery planned for Latrobe's Mozart Hall may open in December

Faith Forward Ministries, a faith-based nonprofit is pursuing a renovation of Mozart Hall on Latrobe's Main Street in hopes of reopening a restaurant on the historic building's first floor. The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County awarded Faith Forward a $15,000 grant to help preserve and stabilize the building.

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