A great company is once again hosting a Shred It and Forget It event to benefit NHCO! 9 am-1 pm, Saturday, May 20 at the address below.
1606 Carmody Court
Sewickley, PA 15143
Refreshments provided! Bring up to 50 pounds of papers to be shredded in exchange for a financial donation or nonperishable, unexpired food item or cleaning supply. Please see the flier below for details.
WesBanco is helping our neighbors in need…and you can help too!
For a limited time, when you open a new checking account with WesBanco and let them know you are doing it “for North Hills Community Outreach,” NHCO will receive a $50 donation. Plus, earn a bonus of up to $150 for yourself!* ($25 each for e-statement, direct deposit, bill pay and debit card use, and $50 for referring a friend)
Please contact WesBanco at 412-366-3841 for more information or stop by a Wesbanco branch.
Walk with NHCO in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community May 13 at Stage AE, North Shore! This is a super easy to raise funds to help neighbors in need.
- NHCO has the honor leading the Highmark Walk this year! We would be honored if you would walk with us!
- There is no minimum registration fee, and you can set your own fund raising goals!
- EVERY dollar you raise goes to NHCO — Highmark underwrites the walk so charities get full benefit!
- This fun 1-mile or 3-mile walk is great for families and pets. AND you get to meet great people who enjoy supporting charities, hear live music, and feel great about yourself afterward!
The Manuels had no idea that their lives would change in the blink of an eye. After a devastating fire, they were glad NHCO was there to help.
Your donation today can help a family in crisis or hardship get back on their feet.
Aaron Manuel stood barefoot on the street Mother’s Day morning. He had run out of his smoke-filled house holding the dog under one arm and his little girl under the other. He texted his wife, Amber, who was away for the weekend. Thankful that their son was at Grandma’s, he sent Amber pictures of their home going up in flames.
The Manuels and seven other families lost their homes in the fire. Mercifully, everyone escaped unharmed. But picking up the pieces has been exhausting, frustrating and financially devastating.
The week after the fire, Amber remembers, “My husband had no shoes.”
The hard work began: the Manuels had to find a home, keep Aaron, Jr. and Athena in their schools and replace everything from birth certificates to bedroom furniture. They learned to navigate a system they never before needed to navigate.
All of the fire survivors were invited to a gathering of social service agencies that would guide them through the transition. Amber and Aaron had never needed help before. They were surprised to learn that because of the generosity of neighbors in local communities, North Hills Community Outreach could provide financial and emotional support and many more resources.
“There are people who really want to help people in need and genuinely care about other people’s well-being,” Aaron says. When the Manuels received help beyond what they needed, they “paid it forward” to help other survivors.
“North Hills Community Outreach provided us with grocery gift cards and store vouchers, and Famous Footwear cards so Aaron could get shoes,” Amber says. When the family found a new house, they were able to start replacing things they’d lost.
Other families received even more extensive help from NHCO. They received assistance for security deposit and first month’s rent, as well as housing lists. They discussed support offered through NHCO’s Family Development Program.
The Manuels and the other Sample Street families could pick up the pieces and start over. They have a new home nearby, and their children are sleeping restfully again.
“We still get phone calls from NHCO, asking if we are okay and do we need anything,” Amber says. “I’ve cried so many times thanking them. We wouldn’t have what we have without the help.”
DONATE NOW to help other families like the Manuels, families who are struggling with crisis, hardship and poverty. Thank you!