Last fall, Bridgeville Borough officials mailed checks worth $454 each to the 120 local households that reported losses in the Baldwin Street flood.
The funds came from various privately organized flood relief fundraisers in the area.
Most of the those checks where promptly cashed. Others weren’t cashed until a few weeks ago. And some checks, worth a total of $3,600, remain uncashed.
If you suffered losses in the flood and didn’t receive a check, contact the borough office at 412-221-6012.
If you did receive a check, remember to cash it. It would have arrived in an envelope with the Bridgeville Borough logo.
“We sent checks to all of the names that we had information on,” said borough manager Lori Collins. “If we didn’t have tenant listings, we called the property owners. If we did haven’t addresses, but we did have names, we sent them anyway.”
All told, last year’s private flood relief efforts raised $77,165. When Bridgeville starting cutting checks for flood victims, borough officials decided to maintain a cash reserve.
This reserve funs will go to any residents who were accidentally left out of the first wave of checks.
“We wanted to wait to make sure that the checks were cashed and that we didn’t miss anybody,” Collins said.
Any cash left over after that will again be divided up and sent to residents in check form.