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Positive Stories and Inspiration From Across the Redevelopment Authority.

Next Stop, the PA Trolley Museum Welcome and Education Center

Next Stop, the PA Trolley Museum Welcome and Education Center

On November 9th, the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum held a ribbon cutting for its 21,000 square-foot Welcome and Education Center. The Trolley Museum, located in Washington County’s Chartiers Township, has been educating and preserving the history of trolleys since 1954. The Museum boasts 52 historic...

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RACW Volunteers! – September 2023

RACW Volunteers! – September 2023

The new Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) allows for members of the RACW team to take one workday per fiscal year to get involved in the community at a charitable organization or contribute time to one of our elderly resident facilities during food bank days. Doug Clutter, Building Superintendent...

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Raising the Roof at Canon and Crest Avenue Apartments

Raising the Roof at Canon and Crest Avenue Apartments

Partially funded by two PHARE grants of $210,000 per building, Canon Apartments in Canonsburg and Crest Avenue Apartments in Charleroi recently received brand new roofs. The roofs were nearing 30 years old each with the buildings’ structures making it difficult for staff to ascertain where leaks...

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RACW Volunteers! – August 2023

RACW Volunteers! – August 2023

RACW recently announced the launch of our Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) which aims to increase our culture of giving back to the community and creating meaningful social impact. Our Employee Volunteer Program offers the opportunity for staff to take one workday per fiscal year and spend it in...

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Take Flight at Washington County Airport’s 2023 FlightFest

Take Flight at Washington County Airport’s 2023 FlightFest

  There is no better view of Washington County than from up in the clouds! On Saturday, August 12th, 2023 from 12PM to 6PM, Washington County Airport will be hosting their annual FlightFest. Along with North Franklin Township and South Franklin Townships’ generous support and contributions to...

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Canon House Receives Safety Modernization

Canon House Receives Safety Modernization

Improvements to Canon House Highrise for the Elderly began one year ago when RACW’s Housing Department received a PHARE grant of $82,500 for emergency pullcord modernization and security enhancements. The pullcord system at Canon House was upgraded by IES for the contract price of $49,570. Work...

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$659,000 Upgrade at Crest Avenue Apartments

$659,000 Upgrade at Crest Avenue Apartments

Crest Avenue Apartments has recently benefitted from a replacement of almost 300 new windows, an upgrade made possible by the CARES Act Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) funds. A $659,000 project and a massive coordination effort, the project was originally scheduled to take place over 3...

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Mon Valley Academy for the Arts Perform for Char House

Mon Valley Academy for the Arts Perform for Char House

On December 17 at our Char House Highrise, students from the Mon Valley Academy for the Arts (MVAA) performed for our residents. Char House is one of nine elderly housing facilities managed by RACW. For more information about the facilities, please click here.  MVAA is a nonprofit whose goal is to...

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Annual Canon House Door Decorating Contest

Annual Canon House Door Decorating Contest

Elderly housing facilities managed by RACW provide a variety of activities year round, but the Annual Canon House Door Decorating Contest certainly decks the halls with festive spirit this time of year! This year's door entries featured lovely traditional decor, a snowman, the iconic Grinch, and...

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