• 'Free Store' in Braddock provides necessities to those in need


    Homestead and Versailles have become “Live Well Allegheny” communities, a program that embraces a broad concept of living well – including physical and mental health.

    Some commitments by the communities include promoting smoke-free buildings and using social media to share wellness information.

    The “Free Store” in Braddock provides stability to many people by distributing necessities to those in need.


    Gisele Fetterman helped create the program. She said an out-of-state homeowner reached out to them to donate their house to people in need.

    “Stability changes your life in so many ways,” said Jeanette Embry, the recipient of the donated house. “We own it. We have to take on all the responsibility, so I feel awesome.”

    The “Free Store” partnered with the non-profit organization No One Left Behind to complete this project. 



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