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RIVERS CASINO COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS TO PARTNER WITH THE HILL HOUSE ASSOCIATION ON CLEARING IMPORTANT STAIR CONNECTION ON CENTRE AVENUE
Team Members Take on New Service Project in the Heart of the Hill
PITTSBURGH — Aug. 24, 2016 — The Rivers Casino Community Champions will close out the summer months with an outdoor clearing project tomorrow in partnership with the Hill House Association. Team members from the casino will be working with Hill House Association staff to complete a beautification project along a stair connection known as the Chauncey Steps. The steps are one of the highly-visible elements of The Greenprint, the neighborhood’s green plan.
“We’re happy to assist the Hill House Association, which serves so many people in our community,” said Rahmon Hart, director of community development at Rivers Casino.
The Hill House Association is an independent, nonprofit organization offering a wide range of programs and services to Pittsburgh’s Hill District community and surrounding areas. Through its unique, multi‐generational service model, dedicated staff and redevelopment efforts, the Hill House positively impacts the futures of individuals and families in the communities it serves.
The Hill House Association and Hill House Economic Development Corporation operate seven properties that not only house the organization’s programs, events and activities, but also provide space to more than three dozen other nonprofits, agencies and small businesses.
“The Hill House Association relies on the support of community volunteers to deliver the high-quality programs our residents deserve. We are grateful to the Rivers Casino Community Champions for supporting our efforts by ensuring our community greenspaces are welcoming and accessible to the community at large,” said chief operating officer at the Hill House Association, Jeffrey J. Anderson.
The project is a part of Rivers Casino’s ongoing community service outreach program. Each month, Team Members assist in a service initiative that benefits the Pittsburgh community. Last month, the Community Champions partnered with Friends of the Riverfront and Allegheny Cleanways on the annual Tireless Project, during which volunteers remove debris and invasive plant species from the city’s riverbanks. In 2015, Team Members donated more than 1,000 hours through the Community Champions program.
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