Volunteers are needed to help clean up Aspinwall streets, alleys and parks. Aspinwall Neighbors will provide the supplies needed, and you can volunteer on the day and time that works best for you between Friday, October 23rd and Sunday, October 25th. How it works:
1) Sign up here to register. This will help us ensure we have adequate supplies and volunteers. Alleyways and parks are perfect for a family volunteer opportunity; high traffic areas are for adults only.
2) Pick up your supplies. Supply kits including vests, gloves and trash bags will be available at the Borough building between 8:30am – 4:30pm Tuesday – Friday (10/20- 10/23) or during the Drug Take Back on Saturday (10/24) from 10am – 2pm.
3) Clean up the neighborhood! Be sure to follow these safety protocols outlined by the PA Department of Transportation, wear a mask, and maintain distance from anyone outside your household.
4) Leave your trash in one of the designated areas or add your bag to your own can.
Do you drive a pick up truck?
Volunteers are also needed to collect trash bags from designated drop areas throughout the weekend. Sign up here.
All trash pick up should occur during daylight hours between Friday 10/23 and Sunday, 10/25.
Wear the safety vests and gloves provided while volunteering. We are not able to provide trash grabbers, but volunteers are welcome to provide their own or use kitchen tongs to minimize contact with debris.
ANW has a limited amount of funds available to help Aspinwall residents with August rent. Additional assistance may be available to you through http://phfa.org/pacares/. The moratorium on evictions has been extended through August 31st.
To request funds, simply complete this form. All information provided will remain confidential.
Funds will be distributed July 31st via PayPal or check.
Local businesses have always been our partner in supporting the Aspinwall community. Over the years they have helped us build a playground and provide much needed funds to our first responders. Last year alone they helped to raise $20,000 for Foxwall EMS, the Aspinwall Volunteer Fire Department and the Aspinwall Police Department.
Now it’s our turn to support them as we all do our part to keep our community safe. Many of our local retail shops and restaurants remain open for business and have adapted to provide contact-free delivery and curbside pick up. Please consider supporting the businesses who support our community!
ANW is committed to building a safe, connected and informed community. This has been our mission since our founding in 2010, and the current situation reminds us of the significance of our core values. As we monitor the growing impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we know our community will work together to get through these unprecedented times. Already we have received an overwhelming show of support from our community with offers of help.
First and foremost, we would like to remind our neighbors that the best way to keep our community safe is to follow the CDC guidelines to prevent the spread of the highly contagious COVID-19. Current guidelines for staying safe and containing the spread are outlined here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html.
We recognize that social distancing measures and the need to self-isolate may place a significant burden on our most vulnerable community members. We would like to understand the needs of our neighbors and ask that anyone who may need assistance please complete the Aspinwall Community Needs Survey. Aspinwall businesses are also encouraged to complete this survey to help us understand how the community can best support our favorite local spots while observing social distancing measures.
As the health and safety of our neighbors is of the utmost importance, ANW is taking the following measures:
Community gatherings, such as our annual Earth Day Green Streets event, are under evaluation. Depending on CDC guidelines in place at the time, events may be canceled, rescheduled or changed to accommodate social distancing measures.
Our soup making and delivery program is temporarily suspended while we evaluate how we can safely provide this service to our neighbors.
ANW board and committee meetings will be held remotely.
Should ANW recruit volunteers to help our neighbors, all volunteers will be required to follow strict guidelines to avoid the potential spread of COVID-19.
Finally, we encourage you to pick up the phone and reach out to your neighbors and friends. While social distancing measures may keep us physically isolated, there are so many ways to stay connected. Stay positive, stay healthy, stay kind — we know our amazing community is up for the challenge and we’re here for you!