Community Foundation of Westmoreland County

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For media inquiries, please contact Doug Root at The Pittsburgh Foundation at 412-394-2647 or rootd@pghfdn.org

Community Forum

News Release

$4.3 million federal grant assists Westmoreland firefighters

GREENSBURG, Pa. — A $10,000 planning grant from the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County to evaluate emergency response capability by volunteer fire departments has led to a $4.3 million funding award from the Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) to fund recruitment and training of 500 additional volunteer firefighters for the county.

In The Headlines

Out & About: Second Chance Farewell Walk

The Westmoreland Cultural Trust received a grant from the Second Chance Fund for its public art project “Art in the Alley.”

One of the images displayed between the Palace Theatre and the Union Trust Building is of Kimberly Cecchini, in a ballet pose, with the phrase, “I Hope You Dance.”

Pittsburgh TribLive

Stories

Fighting Blight in Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

THE TERM “MAIN STREET” INCREASINGLY EVOKES A BYGONE ERA, a time when downtown streetscapes bustled with the activity of thriving towns and busy shops. Too often, that era has been replaced by big-box suburban stores and an infrastructure in decay.