02/08/2019 by Manager

The West Hempfield Township  has recently posted a "MeetUp Spot" sign in the West Hempfield Township Municipal Complex parking lot. The 12" X 18" green sign with white lettering is posted in an easily accessible, well lit video monitored parking spot located along the front of the Complex lot, which is adjacent to Marietta Ave. The West Hempfield Township and Mountville Borough residents and others from all communities are encouraged to take advantage of this spot when conducting buying and selling transactions with strangers. 

Throughout the country millions of local item exchanges that originate online happen every day in our communities. These "MeetUp Spot" locations help ensure both buyers and sellers from online and mobile marketplaces to meet in-person to complete their transaction safely. 

The "MeetUp Spot," in most circumstances, will eliminate the need for two strangers to exchange items at a home or residence. The West Hempfield Township Police Department believes that having a designated public space to conduct a transaction can help deter criminal intent and activity. 

The West Hempfield Township Police Department would like to thank Offerup, a large mobile market place, for donating the "MeetUP" sign for our community.

OfferUp also offers a free application to help make selling and buying items online easier. For more information on OfferUp or the "MeetUp signage, visit www.offerup.com and/or follow them at www.facebook.com/offerup. 

OfferUp press contact: Lisa Chan, Director of Communications lisa.chan@offerupnow.com, or call 415.994.2180.