• Cemetery offers mother, daughter temporary place to stay after massive water main break

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    PITTSBURGH - A mother and daughter rescued from their home, along with their six cats, when water from a massive water main break poured into their home have a new place to stay temporarily.

    After the Sept. 20 water main break on East Agnew Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Carrick neighborhood, Rose and Wendy Gitzen’s home was condemned.

    In need of a place to stay, the Gitzen’s initially went to a hotel. But they have since been provided a place to stay from the Birmingham Cemetery on Brownsville Road.

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    Courtesy of the cemetery board, the Gitzen’s are living temporarily in a vacant caretaker’s cottage.

    “I think it's wonderful they let us stay here because we would have to live in a hotel. I don't want to live in a hotel room the rest of my life. I want my house. I want my home,” Rose Gitzen said.

    Rose Gitzen said she hopes to be in a permanent home by the holidays.


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