2012-03-07


Local Members Celebrate National AmeriCorps Week, March 10-18

Contact:Guillermo Cole, Health Department
412-578-8004 office

The Pittsburgh Health Corps, a local affiliate of the national AmeriCorps program and administered by the Allegheny County Health Department, is celebrating National AmeriCorps Week, March 10-18, by participating in various community service projects.

This year’s theme, AmeriCorps Works, recognizes the commitment of both current and former AmeriCorps members and their service to the community and nation.       

Local AmeriCorps members will be participating in the following community service events:

  • Garfield Farm, community gardening, March 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Bethlehem Haven SOAR (Safe Oasis and Residence) Program, dinner preparation and service, March 13, 4:45 to 6:45 p.m.
  • University of Pittsburgh, faculty and staff blood drive, March 13, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • PNC Center, Downtown Pittsburgh, blood drive, March 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; University of Pittsburgh School of Law, blood drive, March 14, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Duquesne University, blood drive, March 14, 2 to 5 p.m.
  • North Hills Community Garden, March 15, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.

The Pittsburgh Health Corps (PHC) aims to increase healthier lifestyle choices and improve access to health care by enhancing the capacity of community- and faith-based organizations.      

Since its inception in 1994, PHC has placed more than 400 members in over 50 organizations across Allegheny County, contributing roughly half a million hours of community service time to the residents of Pittsburgh and the rest of the county.

For more information about PHC, visit World Wide Web Icon www.pittsburghhealthcorps.org or contact Program Manager Dannai Harriel at 412-578-8360.

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