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Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency
Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency1 day ago
The Tourism Office is closed per the Greene County Commissioners' request. We are working remotely and you can reach us at tourism@co.greene.pa.us or 724-627-8687.
Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency
Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency1 day ago
As the crisis continues, we are all feeling some anxiety over what's happening. Being a part of United Way's support system, I wanted to share our response to the COVID-19 crisis. We, along with the Community Foundation of Greene County, Pennsylvania, are taking action to ensure our community has the resources needed to be sustainable, no matter how long this takes.

In reaction to the Corona Virus Pandemic, Greene County United Way and the Community Foundation of Greene County have launched the Greene County Emergency Response Fund.

As a rapid response to address immediate, short-term and long-term needs in the wake of a county emergency like COVID-19, the fund will focus on supporting local nonprofits to provide quick resources as they assist those heavily impacted by a disaster. Grants will be made to health and human service organizations to ensure that Greene County residents' basic needs are being met, including food, housing and healthcare.

Started with $10,000 from the Community Foundation’s discretionary dollars as well as $5,000 from the James and Jackie Campbell Family Foundation and $5,000 from Greene County United Way, agencies may use money from the Emergency Response Fund for operating support as well as direct relief of individuals and families.

Donations are currently being accepted. Businesses and individuals interested in contributing, can give at greene.fcsuite.com/erp/donate or by check to the Community Foundation of Greene County (please include Greene County Emergency Response Fund in the memo line).

If your organization is interested in requesting a grant, visit the CFGC website at www.cfgcpa.org/emergency-response-grants/.

Thank you, again, for your continued support of Greene County United Way and our community. Take care of yourselves. And remember, we can (and will) get through this together.
Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency
Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency2 days ago
WE ARE LIVING IN TOUGH TIMES AND WE HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE: The decision to share this post has been debated and postponed. We are enduring a difficult time and it is generally our preference to share history that distracts us all in positive ways right now. However, as we navigate each day finding ways to feel fellowship while maintaining a safe distance - all out of love and hope for helping one another - we have decided to share this post. We certainly encourage you to scroll past it if it is too hard to read. Our motivation is to share and learn from our history in the hopes that we may feel further fellowship through the bond to our ancestors and the people of our community's past. That through the tragedy of the words below and the way they will resonate right now, we can feel kinship to those who endured and kept keeping on. We are here today because they survived their hard days.

Influenza Epidemic - 10 October 1918 - WAYNESBURG REPUBLICAN newspaper, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, page 1, columns 3 and 4.

*Teacher's Institute Postponed

*40 cases in Waynesburg

*All churches, theaters and moving picture places have been ordered closed on account of the Spanish influenza.

This is just a small clipping printed from the newspaper microfilm at the Cornerstone Genealogical Society. It is a mere snapshot of a much bigger impact felt by our community a century ago. This particular section was printed for our files because the next column over announced the deaths of three Company K soldiers during World War I. What a trying time.

In his "History of Greene County, Pennsylvania," Dr. G. Wayne Smith tells us (pages 695-696): "By the end of October, all Greene County schools were closed, and parents were ordered to keep their children at home. The Waynesburg Hospital was filled to overflowing. An emergency hospital with 30 cots was opened on October 20 in the Ross Building [where Groovy's and Hot Rod's restaurants were later housed] on Morris Street where three nurses and fifteen local Red Cross workers ministered to the sick and dying." He goes on to explain that "there were flu patients in almost every home at Wind Ridge, with seven ill in one home alone." Hardest to read is that "at least fifty-five died in Greene County due to the epidemic during the winter and spring of 1918-1919, and scores of others were seriously ill."

In Green Mount cemetery, near the brick road entrance off of Morris Street in Waynesburg, is the tombstone of James Albert and Katherine Elizabeth (Summersgill) Holder. The young couple died within days of each other in April 1919, leaving behind their little daughters. All ages were affected from infant to elderly. Soldiers were hit particularly hard due to their close quarters in training, camps, and transportation.

The Holders' double obituary on the front page of the Waynesburg Republican, 24 April 1919, opens: "Not in this generation, during a single year, has such a heavy weight of sorrow and bereavement been felt by the people of Greene County, as they have been called upon to bear during the past twelve months."

Blog: https://greeneconnections.com/2020/03/27/flu/
Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency
Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency2 days ago
Just a reminder the lecture scheduled for this evening at the Greene County Historical Society is cancelled.