“Holy Ground” Campaign
PIIN continues to strengthen its base in congregations across the region and address concrete local issues through the Holy Ground Campaign. Over 160 lay and clergy leaders from twenty-five congregations participated in training to strengthen relationships in their own congregations and with their neighborhoods, identify and target specific issues, engage a person with the power to address a particular issue, and map out strategies to take action. Nine congregations have actively participated in the Holy Ground Campaign in 2009 and 2010, which resulted in ten local actions of 60 – 220 people. As a result of these actions, storm drains were fixed in the Hill, a large, decrepit abandoned business in Manchester was demolished, drug corners were cleaned up in Homewood and Braddock, blighted and overgrown properties were cleaned up in Garfield, surveys were taken to learn what the youth in a North Side neighborhood need, abandoned houses were torn down in Garfield, the Hill District and Homewood, and holy ground was claimed across Pittsburgh. This year’s campaign will expand to more congregations and neighborhoods of the city and municipalities of the county.
To get involved in Holy Ground, please contact the PIIN office.
Manor Building, 564 Forbes Ave, Suite 808
Pittsburgh, PA 15219