Local Group Teams Up With Pittsburgh Steelers To Help Veterans In Need

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — As the pandemic drags on, the need is still great in our area and the community continues to step up and help.

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On Saturday, the group Minority Veterans of America and the Steelers teamed up to help out those who needed a hand.

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Not only did they give out food, but the group handed out pet supplies and personal care products as well.

“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 that, people have really been struggling,” said Nathan Porter.

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More than 5,000 pounds of food were handed out to the community at the event on Saturday.