|Veterans Assistance Now Available
On Friday, Jan. 20, area veterans are invited to attend veterans’ assistance hours at my district office in McCandless.
A representative from the American Legion will be at my office to assist veterans and their families. Through this outreach, we are able to provide some direct links between our veterans and the services and programs available just for them.
An appointment must be made by calling 412-369-2230. Available times are 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., noon and 1 p.m.
Information can be found online at RepTurzai.com. My district office is located at 125 Hillvue Lane, first floor, in McCandless.
Free AARP Tax Service for Area Seniors
My district office in McCandless will serve as a location for AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers to provide free tax services to senior citizens. Volunteers will be available by appointment only to help seniors with their federal and state tax returns.
Seniors are asked to make an appointment by calling 412-369-2230. Appointments will be held every Wednesday and Thursday at 8:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. starting Feb. 3 and running through April 7. Volunteers are able to assist three seniors in each time slot.
For more information on the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program, visit the AARP Foundation website.
LIHEAP Can Help with Home Energy Bills
Residents who are struggling with their home heating bills can apply for assistance from the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) this winter.
LIHEAP provides crisis grants to help in the event of an emergency or if a resident is in danger of losing his or her heat due to broken equipment, lack of fuel or termination of utility service.
For an individual, the income limit is $17,820; for a couple, the limit is $24,030; and for a family of four, it is $36,450.
Residents may apply for LIHEAP online or by contacting the County Assistance Office in their county of residence. Click here for details.
Christmas Tree Recycling Program Ends Monday
The Christmas Tree Recycling Program, sponsored by Allegheny County, will end Monday, Jan. 16.
Residents can drop off their Christmas trees at the North Park swimming pool parking lot from dawn until dusk. All lights, decorations, tinsel and stands must be removed from trees prior to drop-off. The trees will be mulched and used in our parks.
During the 2015-16 program, more than 2,300 trees were received and recycling with the largest amount being dropped off at the North Park collection. The recycling generated 125-175 yards of mulch.
The North Park swimming pool parking lot is located at South Ridge Drive in Allison Park.
More Pictures as I Took the Oath of Office