Here are positive things happening in our community (4/15/20)

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.

7-year-old Shaler resident brings police drinks and snacks

Holly Reithmiller used her own money to bring the officers food for their shift.

The Shaler Police would like to give a special “thank you” to Holly Reithmiller. Holly is 7 years old and used her own...

Posted by Shaler Township Police Department on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

3rd grade teacher challenges students to create cards for nursing home residents

Sarah Posti teaches at the Campus Laboratory School at Carlow University.

She’s still connecting with students online, so she suggested they create cards for residents of local nursing homes, like her mother.

She created this video “Mammy” -- the name her kids call her mom -- to suggest it to the students.

Local girl donates portion of allowance to Forbes Hospital and community matches donation 300%+

A local 10-year-old girl named Olivia donated $5.00 for her allowance to the physicians and nurses of Forbes Hospital for the purchase of personal protective equipment.

Her father shared a letter that she sent with the donation on his Facebook page and a friend offered to match Olivia’s donation and encouraged others to do the same, which started the #OliviaYurekMatchChallenge.

The family said this week they will close out the donation window and present a donation to Forbes Hospital for $1520.00 – an over 300% match to Olivia’s donation.

Pittsburgh pizza shop donates food to multiple local hospitals

Joe and Pie has set a goal to donate 1,000 pizzas by the end of April.

It’s an effort to give back to the community, and those on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus, according to a release.

This, pizzas were delivered to staff at Allegheny Health and Presbyterian Hospital.

Local police officer raises money to support restaurants, feed families

A police officer in Ohio Township is helping families get the food they need while also supporting local businesses.

Officer Stephen Panormios raised $1,000 in just a couple hours using GoFundMe. The money went to local restaurants and catering companies, which are then providing meals to families, free of charge.

“Some of these places, we want to see them open their doors after this pandemic is over, and this is one of those ways they could benefit,” Panormios said. “We're going to keep it going as long as the money is there and as long as businesses are willing to do this.”

Four Ohio Township police officers delivered meals to feed 60 people Tuesday morning. The next delivery will be dinner on Friday.

Helping local businesses and feeding families. Way to go!! An Ohio Township Police officer had an idea to help keep...

Posted by WPXI Jennifer Tomazic on Wednesday, April 15, 2020