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Pittsburgh, Allegheny County collaborate to end Veterans Homelessness

Providers in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County have found housing for nearly 600 homeless veterans since then-President Obama challenged the country to end homelessness for ex-service members, officials said Tuesday. Pittsburgh and Allegheny County joined veteran advocacy groups in 2014 to...

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8-year-old takes lemonade stand profits, goes shopping for homeless veterans

Jake Steffey started a lemonade stand in Jefferson Hills that raised $415. Walmart matched the amount, and the 8-year-old boy decided to spend the profits on local homeless veterans. "I'm going to buy stuff for the veterans and give it...

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Jefferson Hills boy raises hundreds of dollars through lemonade stand

Jake Steffey, 7, gathered his friends and family to squeeze hundreds of lemons at Jefferson Hills Community Day, all for a good cause. Jake's motive for the “Friends Helping Friends” lemonade stand was simple: He wanted to help those in...

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O’Hara tech company makes volunteerism a priority, especially for Veterans Day

To honor Veterans Day on Sunday, employees from O’Hara-based Synergy, and its sister firm BrightTree Studios, spent an afternoon at Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard. The group of 16 tech-savvy people performed old-fashioned lifting and toting. They organized and moved...

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Penn Hills nonprofit, community make Christmas bright for veterans

Don Preisler sported a Buffalo Bills hat as he joked with other veterans at a Pittsburgh nonprofit. “It's rebellion,” he said while smiling and pointing to the hat. A short time later — after receiving gifts of a guitar, picks...

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Steelers’ Villanueva Makes Special Delivery To Veterans

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have teamed up with the Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard to help a few vets who have fallen on hard times. Steelers starting left tackle Alejandro Villanueva was a captain in the U.S. Army,...

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Motorcycle ride from Lower Burrell raises $10,000 to help homeless veterans find homes

If you’d ask Lower Burrell Mayor Rich Callender who those people were who met Saturday morning at the VFW Post 92 parking lot, he’d tell you it was a group of heroes. Around 40 motorcycle riders, along with Lower Burrell...

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Giving back to those who gave so much

The Steelers commitment to their community continued when the fifth donation through the Steelers Social Justice Grant program was announced on Wednesday. The program, which is led by the players themselves, is an effort to engage with various factions, including...

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After War

The media has a strong history of focusing on the challenges of veterans returning to their homes, families and workplaces. But all too often, the stories focus on the negative. WQED's documentary, "...after war" showcases local men and women who’ve...

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