Native group companions with Pittsburgh Steelers to assist veterans in want – CBS Pittsburgh
By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – As the pandemic drags on, the need in our region is still great and the community is strengthening and helping.
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On Saturday, the Minority Veterans of America and the Steelers teamed up to help those in need of a hand.
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Not only did they hand out groceries, but the group also distributed pet supplies and personal care products.
“Nationally, veterans make up about 11% of the homeless population, and in Pittsburgh it’s about 33%. So there is a real need here, especially with COVID, and all of this has been really difficult for people, ”said Nathan Porter.
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More than £ 5,000 of groceries were handed out to the community at the event on Saturday.