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Pittsburgh family giving away free masks

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.

Pittsburgh family giving away free masks

A family who lives on Sidney Street on Pittsburgh’s South Side is giving out free masks.

They said they’ve handed out over 250 masks already.

Seneca Valley teacher giving back to her community

Ryan Gloyer Middle School Lions Team math teacher is giving back after a Seneca Valley graduate bought her Chick-Fil-A meal.

Afterwards, Tracy Richards immediately went to Aldi to purchase a box of food for another family -- which grew into more.

Various teachers, coaches, parents and community members have helped with the cause. The group has brought in thousands of dollars’ worth of food donations and made 33 deliveries to Seneca Valley families.

If you are interested in helping or know of someone who needs help, you cancontact Ms. Richards at

A little #MondayMotivation! When an SV Graduate bought Tracy Richards' meal at Chick-Fil-A, it sparked an idea to pay...

Posted by Seneca Valley School District on Monday, May 11, 2020

Pittsburgh Pirates team up with Dunkin’ to deliver breakfast to local hospitals

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Dunkin’ are teaming up to deliver breakfast to workers at seven Allegheny Health Network hospitals this week.

It’s part of an intiative to celebrate local heathcare workers during National Hospital week.

They will deliver 25 dozen donuts to each hospital throughout the Pittsburgh area.

It’s their way of thanking the front line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pennsylvania state troopers, local police officers say 'Thank You’ to healthcare workers at Vincentian Marian Manor

Officers with Pennsylvania state police and local police officers honored essential personnel and health care workers at Vincentian Marian Manor.

The workers were greeted by 25 police cars and officers holding signs thanking them for their work on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The workers were also given a treat bag filled with cookies.

Today, Officers from the Allegheny County Police Department were joined by Officers from the Greentree PD, Pittsburgh...

Posted by Allegheny County Police Department on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Local high school seniors being ‘adopted’ by community members

Local high school seniors being ‘adopted’ by community members

The Leechburg community is supporting the Class of 2020 by “adopting” high school seniors who are missing out on their last year of school because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is a Facebook page dedicated to the Leechburg High School 2020 senior class.

As of 5-12-2020, 46 of the 74 L.H.S. Seniors have been adopted! A H-U-G-E THANK YOU to all adopters who are supporting...

Posted by Adopt a Leechburg High School 2020 Senior on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Families are being asked to post pictures and descriptions of their high school seniors on the Facebook page, and then members of the community can adopt them.

People who choose to adopt a senior are asked to show them support by sending them letters, cards, gifts and other items to make them feel special.