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Here are positive things happening within our community (4/24/20)

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.

Animal rescue team, airport authority join for pet food distribution

The Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team and the Allegheny County Airport Authority held a pet food distribution event Friday. Cars lined up at the Allegheny County Airport in West Mifflin to get some help in terms of pet food.

More than 80,000 pounds of dog food was purchased to give away to those in need.

If you’d like to donate to help out, CLICK THIS LINK

Girl’s aunt honors her with high school graduation in front yard

An Indiana County high school senior was surprised when her aunt showed up in the front yard wearing a cap and gown.

She holds up various signs highlighting her scholastic achievements, extracurricular activities and hobbies.

The effort is part of a local Facebook group: “Indiana County & Surrounding Areas ADOPT A SENIOR.”

“Home Plate Project” helping fund food distribution

Pirates Charities and Pirates pitcher Trevor Williams announced they have teamed-up to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. The project is also partnering with Garth Brooks’ “Teammates for Kids Foundation.” The groups are together funding $30,000 for a drive-up food distribution on Monday, April 27 at the food bank’s facility in Duquesne. The donation will help feed 1,000 families in need.

412 Food Rescue, Pittsburgh Steelers distribute 9,000 pounds of fresh food

A line of cars and pallets full of food could be seen on the North Side.

Sysco donated produce, dairy and meat products to the drive-up food drive that helped 400 families.

“We actually had to start at 10:30 because people were waiting and we didn’t want them to have to sit her much longer,” said Sara Swaney with 412 Food Rescue.

The non-profit organization will continue offering pop-up distributions like this one as their donors have products available. You can keep checking their plans HERE.

Happening NOW: We will serve ALL not just drive-ups. We love you Pittsburgh. We are here for you in every way we can. #WeAreAllInThisTogether

Posted by 412 Food Rescue on Friday, April 24, 2020

Penguins, Fox’s Pizza donate pizzas to community centers

Teddy Blueger, Sam Lafferty, Tristan Jarry and John Marino donated 1,000 personal pizzas to five community centers around Pittsburgh with the help of Fox’s Pizza Den.

The players bought 500 pizzas and the restaurant matched that number. The goal was to help feed kids and families who normally rely on schools and food pantries.

The pizzas were delivered to Northview Heights Housing, the Boys & Girls Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Turtle Creek Ambulance Station, the Tarentum Marina and White Lily Baptist Church.

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