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Here are positive things happening in our community (4/14/20)

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.

2,000 gift cards donated to staff at UPMC Children’s Hospital

2,000 Wendy’s gift cards were donated to the staff at UPMC Children’s Hospital as a way to say thank you for keeping everyone safe during the pandemic.

Car dealership hosts blood drive during COVID-19 crisis

North Star West Liberty Chevrolet hosted a blood drive Friday to help with the need for blood during the COVID-19 crisis.

The dealership partnered with the American Red Cross for the drive and opened its showroom to donors.

Every unit of blood donated can save up to three lives, so North Star’s blood drive helped dozens of people.

North Star is one of many Chevy dealerships in the area that has recently hosted a blood drive

Pittsburgh Steelers’ cornerback Joe Haden donates 600 pizzas to healthcare workers

Pittsburgh Steelers’ coronerback Joe Haden donated 600 pizzas to health care workers at UPMC Presbyterian.

According to an Instagram post from Sciulli’s Pizza, the order was placed from a Steelers manager because Haden wanted to remain anonymous. However, the restaurant wanted to make sure Haden got recognition for his kind gesture.

Former Resident and Current Staff Member Run Marathon to Benefit City Mission

Matt, a former resident, and Wayne, a current House Coordinator at City Mission in Washington County, are training together to run the full Pittsburgh Marathon.

They started training in January. Twice a week, Wayne wakes up at 4 a.m. to drive to the Mission from his home in Dormont so they can run together.

Even though the Pittsburgh Marathon was canceled, they’re planning to run a Virtual Race through the Pittsburgh Marathon’s website.

They are planning to run on May 18 around Washington and through the surrounding communities. They are raising money for the City Mission. You can donate through their fundraising website.