MOON TOWNSHIP – Rep. Valerie Gaydos (R-Allegheny) today announced grants totaling $250,000 for improvements in the municipalities of Crescent, Moon and Ohio townships and Sewickley Borough. The grants were formally approved by the Department of Community and Economic Development.
“These municipalities have fought hard for this funding, which will go towards critical improvements and necessary renovations,” Gaydos said. “I am proud to have secured this capital for them and I am grateful to the department for its support.”
The Crescent Township Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a $76,000 grant to finance renovations including the replacement of the station roof due to age and deterioration. Existing ceiling tiles and concrete pads will also be replaced for the safety of firefighters and the public at large.
“I want to sincerely thank Rep. Gaydos for her help in securing us this grant,” John Kriger, President of the Crescent Township Volunteer Fire Department, said. “Her work made this possible, and this grant will go a long way toward making some very necessary improvements.”
In Moon Township, the Valley Ambulance Authority was awarded a $75,000 grant for the milling and paving of the parking lot and access roads. The parking lot is used by Valley employees while on-duty and in training. The parking areas are also used on a regular basis by local police and fire department personnel as well as the general public from throughout the region who attend CPR, First Aid and other lifesaving classes at the Valley facility.
“This grant will fully fund a long overdue and badly needed parking lot repaving project,” J.R. Henry, Chief of the Valley Ambulance Authority, said.
The Ohio Township Parks and Recreation Department was also awarded a $24,000 grant for additions to the community park playground. Additions will feature inclusive, ADA-certified playground equipment aimed at providing a safe and accessible play environment for children with physical handicaps.
“We are beyond grateful to Rep. Gaydos for her support in securing these funds,” Tom Beatty, Chairman of the Ohio Township Board of Supervisors, said. “This grant will ensure that Ohio Township’s great parks can be enjoyed by all children, regardless of physical ability.”
The Sewickley Community Center was awarded a $75,000 grant toward improvements to the roofing and gutter systems, and for the expansion of an existing parking lot to accommodate day care traffic.
“I was excited when I got the initial call from Rep. Gaydos, asking if we needed help,” Bob Patterson, President of the Community Center, said. “And she was true to her word. She came through for us and the community at a critical time and for that we are very grateful.”
Representative Valerie Gaydos
44th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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