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SHIM adds guidance and resources

While the community still reels from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, many struggle with knowing where to turn. Fortunately, South Hills Interfaith Movement has implemented a new effort to help connect people in financial hardship due to covid-19 with the programs and services best suited to help.

“The community is still suffering, and we’ve seen that one unexpected setback – a medical bill, a sudden cut in hours, a furnace malfunction – can make a bad situation even more devastating,” said James Guffey, SHIM’s executive director. “We’ve developed a dedicated system to help people in our community navigate the complex network of aid available.”

People facing hardship due to covid-19 are encouraged to connect with SHIM to navigate and access programs available, especially as eligibility and application timelines vary. For this customized assistance, contact SHIM at 412-854-9120, option 7 or visit shimcares.org/covid-relief.

In addition to the new COVID-19 relief effort, SHIM has reimagined its three SHIM food pantries to be socially distanced; they are located at Baldwin United Presbyterian Church, SHIM Center in Bethel Park and Whitehall Presbyterian Church. For more information, visit shimcares.org.

Baldwin Borough leaf collection

Baldwin’s 2020 leaf collection runs through Dec. 11. Leaves must be placed in recyclable lawn bags on the curb before 6 a.m. For more information, visit baldwinborough.org.

Virtual divorce workshop for women

A three-hour workshop will provide education and information on the legal, financial and emotional issues associated with divorce. The workshop will be held via video conference 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Nov. 14. The workshop will arm you with the knowledge and understanding needed to navigate the divorce process and to save time and money. Cost is $15 per person and pre-registration is required by Nov. 12 to Donna at 724-493-9695. Once registered, online instructions will be emailed.

Whitehall planning commission vacancies

Whitehall is seeking two qualified individuals to serve on the planning commission.

Founded alongside Whitehall Borough itself, the planning commission reviews “proposed ordinances pertaining to the location of any public buildings or the location or relocation of any street, road, park, playground or parkway” in the borough. The five members of the planning commission work closely with the borough director of planning, zoning and code enforcement to scrutinize proposed ordinances before making recommendations to borough council.

Whitehall residents interested in volunteering are encouraged to send their resume to:

Borough Administrative Office Attn: James Leventry, 100 Borough Park Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15236-2009. Resumes can also be emailed to [email protected]

Virtual Turkey Trot 5K

Bethel Park Recreation’s 2020 Thanksgiving “Turkey Trot 5K Run & Walk” is offering individuals of all ages the chance to participate in the fun annual event being held virtually this year.

Those registered can run their race between Nov. 8-30.

Registration cost is $40 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under.

Each participant will receive a bib number, finisher certificate, finisher medal and T-shirt. Shirts and medals will be shipped the week of Nov. 30.

To register, stop by the Bethel Park Community Center, 5151 Park Ave., Bethel Park, 15102, or visit runsignup.com/Race/PA/BethelPark/ThanksgivingDayBethelParkRecreationTurkeyTrot5KRunWalk.

For questions or more information, call Bethel Park Recreation at 412-831-1328.

Women’s Business Network

Part networking group, part educational group, WBN provides members with the tools to be successful while expanding her circle of influence and marketplace. All professional women are welcome to attend as a guest at the meeting for no charge.

The Mount Lebanon Chapter meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m., and all meetings are being held virtually. November meetings will be held on Nov. 10 and 24. To find out more, contact chapter representative Marlene Will-Knapp at 412-833-9279.

The South Hills Chapter meets on the first and third Thursdays at 8 a.m., and all meetings are being held virtually. November meetings are Nov. 5 and 19. To find out more, contact chapter representative Susanne Snyder at 724-953-1539.

The All Virtual Chapter meets on the first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. The November meeting will take place on Nov. 18. Guests are welcome to attend at no cost. For more information, contact chapter representative Jennifer Pasquale, at 412-908-1663.

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