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 Public Safety holds procession to honor healthcare workers for National Nurses Day
In honor of National Nurses Day, Pittsburgh Public Safety held a procession that included dozens of vehicles from police, fire, EMS, emergency management and more.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich were there to show their support for nurses and all front-line healthcare workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
The procession started at 7:45 p.m. in Oakland and ended in the Northside.
Armstrong hosting virtual 5K run/walk to support local food banks and pantries
Armstrong is holding the Breaking Bread Virtual 5K Run and Walk to help local food banks and pantries.
People participating can run, walk or bike from any location.
It will take place from May 20 through May 30. Local Breaking Bread partner food banks will receive the full $20 registration fee.
All the money raised will remain in the community the participant lives in.
Google Pittsburgh raises over $110,000 for local GiveDirectly COVID-19 Relief Fund
Employees from Google Pittsburgh and Google.org, are supporting GiveDirectly’s campaign to raise money for families in Pittsburgh impacted by COVID-19.
Google’s Pittsburgh office has raised over $110,000, which will provide $1,000 in direct cash payments to 110 local families hit the hardest by the pandemic.
Google also gave a $100,000 grant to the Pittsburgh Foundation in Pennsylvania to help the city continue to provide critical services during the coronavirus outbreak. They also donated $25,000 to help kick off the Beyond the Laptop Challenge to help bring 1,000 laptops to families in need.
The Pittsburgh GiveDirectly fund is active and open to donations from the public. For more information or to find out how you can help on their website.
Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team expands pet food giveaway
The Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team and the Allegheny County Airport Authority are teaming up again to hand out dog and cat food to those who need it.
The giveaway will take place Friday, May 8 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Allegheny County Airport.
Vehicles should form a line in the airport’s parking lot to avoid creating congestion on Lebanon Church Road.
Two weeks ago, the groups served more than 1,000 vehicles.
Hampton Soccer Club hosting food, gift card collection for food pantries
The Hampton Soccer Club is hosting a food and gift card collection to benefit North Hill Community Outreach’s food pantries.
It’s happening Wednesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Hampton Community Park near the main soccer field.
The group is accepting non-perishable food items and gift cards for major grocery stores.
People are being asked to wear a mask and stay in your can when you drive up.
Pennsylvania American Water donates 125,000 meals to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
The donation of $25,000 will help feed people in the following counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Indiana, Lawrence, and Washington.
“There has never been a more critical time in our country to support one another or lend a charitable hand to our communities and our neighbors in need,” said Mike Doran, president of Pennsylvania American Water. “We know our customers, employees, and neighbors have all been personally impacted by this public health emergency.”
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