Here are positive things happening in our community (4/23/20)

PITTSBURGH — We know that the coronavirus pandemic is an overwhelming and stressful time for everybody, so we’re going to put together some positive things that are happening within our community to help those in need.

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It’s apparent that during hard times, the Pittsburgh region always comes together to help one another.

Small Business Bingo

A single mom and full-time who lives in Baldwin is giving back to her local community -- Baldwin and Whitehall.

A few times a week, Krystal Cornell goes live on Facebook and holds a bingo game for her friends on Facebook.

Each card costs $2 -- every game has 115 and raises $230 for local businesses.

The winners of the games choose a local business they would like to patron.

Cornell then goes to the business, buys a gift card and mails the gift card to the winners.

You can click here to visit the Facebook group.

Koppers joins Urban League in All One Pittsburgh COVID-19 campaign

The coronavirus pandemic has not stopped the Pittsburgh community from giving back and helping others.

Koppers Pittsburgh partnered up with the Pittsburgh Urban League to provide truckloads of supplies to those in need.

It’s all part of the All One Pittsburgh campaign. Organizers filled of boxes with toilet paper, paper towels, soap and hand sanitizer, them loaded then into trucks.

The supplies will be given out to neighborhoods in the city that are often forgotten about, where it’s hard to find the essentials to stay safe during the pandemic.

Financial donations are also being collected through the All One Pittsburgh website.

Daughter transforms home into restaurant for parents anniversary

Check this out! A local daughter got creative for her parent’s 26th wedding anniversary.

Since they couldn’t go to a restaurant for a sit down dinner, she brought the restaurant to them.

She created her own menu complete with an anniversary surprise for dessert.

Belle Vernon church provides meals for students with help from PTO

The Gospel Alliance Church is helping to feed families in need in the Belle Vernon Area School District.

The church’s outreach program, the Bag Brigade, has been providing students with food for the weekend. Last weekend the group provided nearly 300 students and their families with meals.

Each week, the group packs up the meals and each Friday teachers from the district volunteer to personally deliver each bag to the family’s homes.

The Rostraver Elementary School PTO donated $1,000 to help provide food bags to give to families in need for a weekend.

North Hills Community Outreach to distribute free food

The North Hills Community Outreach will distribute free food Thursday to residents in several communities.

People living in the 15202 zip code can pick up food from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the North Borough’s Food Pantry at Greenstone Methodist Church.

This is for families who live in parts of Ross Township, Bellevue, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Avalon and Emsworth.

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