Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard is excited to announce that we will be participating in Giving Tuesday on May 5th, 2020. Amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, your support is even more critical to our veterans in the Pittsburgh region.
What is Giving Tuesday?
This day was created in 2012 to encourage people to do good in their communities. It has grown greatly over the last seven years, inspiring hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity together in their communities around the world.
How You Can Help
Veterans Place, devoted to the health and well-being of one of our city’s most vulnerable populations, has KEPT ITS DOORS OPEN. At a time when many other homeless veterans’ support services have closed Veterans Place, founded in Pittsburgh in 1996, is a shelter from the COVID-19 storm.
Our van continues to pick up homeless veterans from shelters and the streets every single day to bring them to our campus on Washington Blvd. for a hot meal. Veterans should be safe.
This Giving Tuesday, we ask that you make a donation to our COVID-19 Emergency Response Campaign to help us cover the costs of:
- Cleaning supplies, masks, and sanitation products
- Dedicated staff working round-the-clock
- Canceled fundraising events that provide crucial operating funds
Join our community of supporters on Giving Tuesday by making a donation to help empower veterans’ transition from homeless to home. They need you now more than ever.
You don’t have to wait for Giving Tuesday to make your gift.
Robert (Rob) Hamilton, Executive Director of Veterans Place, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Public Service and is currently completing a masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) in Public Policy and Management. Prior to attending Pitt, Rob served in the United States Army National Guard as a military police officer where he worked in crime prevention and emergency response throughout the state of Pennsylvania. He also holds a Supervisor/Manager Certificate from Penn State University and a Non-Profit Management Certificate from the University of Pittsburgh. Rob is currently a board member of South Hills Pet Rescue and is an elected official of the Lower Burrell City Council in the Public Works Department. He is the Co-Chair of the leadership portion of the Allegheny County/Pittsburgh Veteran Homeless Boot Camp Committee. Rob received the 2018 prestigious Salute Our Heroes Recognition from the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Who’s Next 2019: Community Leaders & Activists Award from the Under 40 and Making a Difference: The Incline Award. In 2019 Rob received the VA Challenge Certificate of Appreciation.
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