This morning, the Sustainable Pittsburgh team came to work with heavy hearts. We grieve for the victims of this weekend’s tragedy and their families, and we stand in solidarity and support with our fellow Pittsburghers.
The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has prepared resources for those who seek help or want to show support, including an FBI assistance line for families, locations for donating blood, and coping mechanisms for grief. Additionally, the Children’s Museum, the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, and the Frick Museum are opening their doors for free this entire week, offering their spaces as places for sanctuary and healing. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette too has prepared a list of resources for managing this aftermath and will continue to keep it updated. Donations to help the victims of the tragedy are being accepted through the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh website.
We extend our condolences to everyone affected. We are #StrongerThanHate.
ADDITIONAL UPDATES AS OF NOV. 1:
Jewish Family and Community Services is offering several options for help and support and NEXTpittsburgh has added additional opportunities for getting involved. November 4 is the date of the Squirrel Hill CommUNITY Day. Organizers state the goal is to create a safe space for individuals and families to come together, have fun, and continue the healing process.
The following Sustainable Pittsburgh Restaurants are also engaging in supporting the community during this time:
- Threadbare Ciderhouse: tonight: A Night of Love. Therapy dog non-profit, Perfect Fit Canines, will be bringing therapy dogs to the Chapman room of the Cider House. A portion of bar and bottle proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh’s Fund to help the Victims of the Tragedy at Tree of Life.
- Cinderlands – participating in the Community Pour event at Lorelei on Monday 11/5. Come out for some awesome local beer and to support the Tree of Life Synagogue
- Square Café – As a thank you to the hardworking first responders, they’re offering EMS workers, police officers, and firefighters a free coffee and a plate of its Peace, Love, & Pancakes for free all week long.
- Lidia’s – Lidia’s Pittsburgh will serve Carciofi alla Giudia, a fried artichoke delicacy from the Jewish Quarter of Rome. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Jewish Federation.
- Scratch Food and Beverage – Latkes for Tree of Life: 100% of latke sales this week donated to Tree of Life
- Spirit – In Bed By Ten Dance Party on Friday 11/17 – $10 cover + some proceeds from event to Tree of Life. Also free use of Sprit hall for anyone who is raising money for Tree of Life
We recognize this is not a comprehensive list. If you know of something scheduled that would be appropriate to include, please let us know.