Portuguez Family Landslide Fund

Observatory Hill, Inc. is a non-profit community based organization which is committed to neighborhood improvements.

Our neighbor and Observatory Hill resident, Cessy Portuguez and her son, were forced to leave their home of nine years due to a landslide. The ground has shifted and the basement of her Semicir Street home has been destroyed.  They were only able to retrieve a few items before being told to evacuate.    The Red Cross paid for a week's hotel stay and we are working to find afforable housing. 

The family has homeowner's insurance but it does not cover landslides so they will not be able to file a claim.   

Funds will be given to help pay for a deposit and rent on an apartment while they await the results of the geotesing which can take up to 12 weeks.

Please help us to spread the word.  This post is on our facebook page:  Observatory Hill, Inc and on twitter: @ohipgh

We thank you for your support.


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Observatory Hill, Inc. 
Pittsburgh, PA

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