Did you know that the East End Food Co-op, which is Pittsburgh’s only member-owned natural and organic food market, is located in the Nine Mile Run Watershed? You can often find NMRWA staff there during lunch – we love their salad bar and hot food selection, not to mention the delicious drinks and snacks that are also available.
NMRWA has partnered with the EEFC many times in the past, and we really appreciate that part of their mission is to support environmental responsibility and their community. One way they accomplish this goal is through their Register Round-up Program. This program allows customers to choose to round-up their bill to the nearest dollar, with that rounded-up amount benefiting a local organization. The EEFC selects a new organization each month, and NMRWA was honored to be chosen as the recipient for January 2014!
Employees from NMRWA represented the organization at EEFC almost every weekend in January to tell people about our work – maybe you saw us there? We heard from many patrons that they have been long supporters of NMRWA and planned to “round-up” that day. Thank you to them, and to EEFC for their support and selection of NMRWA as the Round-up Recipient!
We are excited to announce that we received more than $730 from the Co-op that was raised during January – proof that small donations really do add up! We are looking forward to continued partnership with them, and are so thankful for all of our supporters who continue to help us conserve and protect the Nine Mile Run watershed.