The Borough of East Washington and The City of Washington are in the early stages of partnering with area business and agencies to help alleviate the hardship that over 170 families are experiencing due to the rising water of July 28, 2017.
While the waters have receded, the need has not. Mayor Putnam and Mayor Gomber recognize that there is a need for a central point of contact to relay information and assistance. Life Church has offered to act as the repository and information center for the assistance.
Assistance ranges from financial assistance, discounts on materials and services; help with connecting with utility programs; and they are working on building a collaborative network of community organizations and service providers to help those with repairs.
Mayor Gomber said “ We have a Great Washington Community evidenced by businesses and individuals reaching out to help their neighbor’s in their hour of need, which at one time or another we all have personally experienced—we thank you”
Mayor Putnam said “When unfortunate events like flooding happen, there are no boundaries between communities. We will struggle, and we will ultimately rise above together.”
*See attached for a list of organizations and companies that are participating in the assistance program.
Program Participants contacts you can contact
Borough of East Washington- Mayor Mike Gomber 412 580 7900
City of Washington- Mayor Scott Putnam
First Energy or West Penn Power -Pcap- 888 282-6816 ext 2—also in October grants available
West Penn Water Pcap– 888 282-6816 ext 3—also in October grants available
Columbia Gas Pcap– 888 282-6816 ext 1—also in October grants available
Life Church Aaron Miller working to raise donations donations for victims
McKean Plumbing- Henry will provide plumbing products and services 724 225 6260
Seaman’s Flooring Company—Mrs. Seamens 724 228 4758—for carpet and flooring
Tri State Restoration- Scott Bernett 724 222 9007
Washington Financial- Ryan Bates 724 222 3120 for loans
84 Lumber- Mike Grata- 724 222 8600 for building material—dry wall, wood, etc
Rhodes Carpet—Barb Nolan- 724 229 5330 for carpet and flooring
Community Bank—Sonja Griffin 724 225 5300 for loans
Salvation Army—724 225v5740—clothing and furniture
United Methodist Church Disaster Response—Rev. Stephanie Gottschalk—volunteer organization for disaster help
Waynesburg United Methodist Church—Rev. Dave Lake volunteer organization for disaster help
Hosanna Industry—724 770 0262- home repair and clean up
Action Housing—Joy—724 483 2399 help getting new furnance when grants available in November
Goodwill—724 223 0917
Food bank– 724 632 2190 Please advise the above services your homes were disrupted by the flood on July 28, 2017 and were advise to contact the above to help you and your families
Flood Insurance – http://nobsfloodinsurance.com/index.html
Email MAYOR Mike Gomber: firstname.lastname@example.org if you need additional information.