Local BBQ restaurant donates 800 meals to families in need

Stories that make us smile (5/14/20)

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Highmark contributes nearly 40,000 face coverings to EMS providers during National EMS Week

Highmark Inc. is thanking first responders during National EMS week by donating nearly 40,000 cloth face coverings to front line workers in three states.

The face covering will help spread of COVID-19 and will preserve Personal Protective Equipment for patient care.

“EMS professionals have been on the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic since day one. We owe them an immense amount of gratitude for their ongoing partnership, as we continue to serve our community,” said Deb Rice-Johnson, president of Highmark Inc. “It’s fitting that we can show our appreciation by providing them with face coverings that will allow for high-grade personal protective equipment to be preserved for when it’s needed the most.”

The face coverings are made of a washable cloth material and are branded with Highmark’s signature colors, blue and green.

City Mission Housing Coordinator runs marathon to raise money

A House Coordinator at City Mission in Washington County, is running a marathon Monday to raise money for the mission.

Wayne started training to run the Pittsburgh Marathon in January.

And he is off - "UP and RUNNING for City Mission"! Wayne's marathon for City Mission is underway. Show your support by donating to http://ow.ly/3nke50zJ1EK and cheering him on in the comments. THANKS!

Posted by City Mission on Monday, May 18, 2020

After it was canceled because of COVID-19, he decided to run a virtual race through to the Pittsburgh Marathon’s website.

Monday he’s running around the city of Washington and the surrounding communities to raise money for the City Mission.

You can donate through his fundraising website.

Local BBQ restaurant to donate hundreds of meals to families in need

Wheelfish, a neighborhood BBQ restaurant in the North Hills is donating 800 meals Monday to families in need.

The restaurant is partnering with 412 Food Rescue to donate the meals to Family Life Center in Aliquippa, Northway Christian Church, and Alexis Manor Christian Housing Senior Living.

Friends of Wheelfish are incredibly thoughtful and giving!! Some extremely kind customers are funding an 800 meal...

Posted by Wheelfish on Saturday, May 16, 2020

Local fire department helps bring military member home to his family

The Marion Center Volunteer Fire Department in Indiana County helped bring a member of the U.S. Army home to his family. There were tears, hugs and happy family members.

Welcome Home, Andrew! 🇺🇸🚒❤️

Posted by Marion Center Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, May 16, 2020
Washington Co. couple makes the most of their wedding during pandemic