"We as a community will find our way through this uncertainty, overcome this challenge, and be stronger and more connected to each other than ever before."

-Marco Attisano

COVID-19 Resources

Since this crisis is rapidly evolving, we encourage all those seeking up-to-date information and resources to go to the official government response to the COVID-19 health crisis: 

https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/

Below, you will find resources provided and sought by members of our community.

National and Local Guidance

Testing

  • If you believe you are experiencing symptoms, contact your family member or medical provider without delay.

Pennsylvania Workers and Income Earners

  • Those who have been exposed to COVID-19 at work may be eligible for worker's compensation provided by the Office of Unemployment Compensation: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19

  • Anyone who has lost their job due to business closures intended to limit the spread of the virus should apply for unemployment compensation: https://www.uc.pa.gov/Pages/covid19

Employers and Small Businesses

Veterans

  • Allegheny County's Veteran Services is still open and assisting anyone in need at this time. They can be reached through their website and are committed to helping men and women who have served our country: https://www.alleghenycounty.us/veterans/index.aspx

Seniors​

Children

  • Allegheny County's Early Learning Resource Center is here to provide news, guidance, and updates to early educators and families during this time: https://elrc5.alleghenycounty.us/news

 

Overcome COVID-19 Together

It is inspiring to see selflessness, empathy for others, and commitment to community in our region. It will be that commitment – the moral commitment to serve others – that will guide us through this uncertainty and lead us past this challenge.

Below, you will find ways to help throughout our community.

If you know of other places in need or organizations that are doing their part but are not featured here, email us at: info@marcoforpa.com

Donate and Contribute

  • There is a severe blood shortage around the country and right here in Allegheny County because large blood drives have been cancelled. But each of us can do our part by going to a safe donation center near you today. Here are two places to sign up and donate:

  • Second Harvest continues serving the community in the North Hills and they need financial support and donation of resources they need during this time: Contribute to their fundraiser on Facebook today

  • Pittsburgh Virtual Tip Jar is a resource that provides monetary assistance to restaurant workers who are our of work because of the social distancing guidelines across the country that mitigate the spread of the virus. Contribute to the Pittsburgh Virtual Tip Jar today: http://centerforethicsandpolicy.com/PGHTipJar

  • The Restaurant and Service Workers Mutual Aid is a group of individuals who came together to support workers in the restaurant and service industry who no longer have work. They buy and deliver resources to people in need throughout our region. Donate and sign up to help today: https://www.gofundme.com/f/greater-pgh-restaurant-workers-emergency-fund

Volunteer

  • Every day, the Marco for PA campaign works with Shaler Area School District to deliver food from the school lunch program to places around Shaler Area in need. If you would like to help by picking up a volunteer shift, email us at info@marcoforpa.com

Support and Learn More

  • Restaurants in Shaler, Hampton, Richland, Fox Chapel, and O'Hara have closed their doors and most are now open for carry out. Consider checking in with your favorite restaurant and order some takeout today.

  • Local distilleries are working hard to develop, produce, and donate hand sanitization products to our first responders and service workers. This is an amazing effort. Learn more about it in this news article: "Pittsburgh distilleries draft themselves and their alcohol into push to make hand sanitizer"

 
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