Help Moon Township-area military members deployed in Afghanistan.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Jenna Staul
Thursday, February 28
Moon Area High School and Sewickley Academy students are collecting items to be sent to local military members deployed in Afghanistan. Moon student John Bal and Sewickley Academy student Jack Matten are soliciting donations for care packages, which will be shipped to Moon Township's 303rd Army Reserve Unit, based at McGarity Reserve Center off University Boulevard. The students hope to gather toiletries and basic comfort items for the unit. In addition, they seek to raise $1,000 to pay for shipping costs. Collection sites are located at: Suggested items for the care packages: For questions, call 412-859-1281 or email, 303rdCare@gmail.com
Federal officials say the long-awaited project has "cleared its last hurdle."
Construction on a new Moon Township military commissary can now "move forward without delay," according to a statement from Western Pennsylvania's congressional leaders. More than $17 million in federal funding has been freed for construction of the commissary, according to a joint statement issued Monday by U.S. Sens. Bob Casey and Pat Toomey and U.S. Reps. Tim Murphy, Jason Altmire, Mike Doyle, Bill Shuster and Mark Critz. Construction on the project was originally slated to begin in July, said U.S. Defense Commissary Agency spokesman Richard Brink. The commissary will cover 43,000 square feet at the intersection of University Boulevard and Interstate 376. It will serve as a trading post and grocery store for active and retired …