The legacy of Dwelling House Savings & Loan deserves much more than a "footnote in Pittsburgh's history" ("Dwelling House Accounts Moved," Aug. 18). Dwelling House is a golden thread forever woven into the fabric of this city.
From its small and unassuming location at Centre and Herron avenues, the institution has helped countless people own their homes who otherwise would have been unable to do so. It has offered society's marginalized -- prisoners -- the dignity of managing a savings account and a tool to help them be productive citizens once out of jail.
It has provided a model of service, most especially in the person of Robert Lavelle Sr., who has shared his Christian vision and his time with many individuals who have themselves gone on to serve the underserved. And finally, Dwelling House has harnessed the resources of Pittsburghers from all backgrounds and walks of life, black and white, rich and poor, to participate in its mission, believing that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
To the staff and directors of Dwelling House Savings & Loan, we thank you, and we stand among the many who say with confidence, "Well done, good and faithful servants."
DAVE and BARB BREWTON
MARC and LYNN PORTNOFF