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Giving Tuesday Gratitude

By May 6, 2020Blog
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By August Carlino, President and Chief Executive Officer

August R. CarlinoAn Extraordinary Day of Giving


Dear Friends of Rivers of Steel,

The hardworking spirit of the people of southwestern Pennsylvania is legendary—and as I have said before it is only matched by their generosity toward one another. When times are hard, we lean on one another, so our resiliency is not surprising. However, the level of support that we received yesterday is truly extraordinary.

It is with much gratitude that I am happy to share that we exceeded our $10,000 giving goal yesterday, while surpassing amounts raised during previous days of giving. While these funds will help us bridge the gap caused by the pandemic, they represent so much more. They are a testament from our community that Rivers of Steel’s work is valued. They demonstrate that collectively our community, board of directors, and staff are invested in the success of our programs and initiatives.

I’m also happy to share the news that because of your generosity, I will be personally donating $1,000 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in the name of Rivers of Steel. Thank you for that too. While it lightens my pockets, it also fills my heart to be able to give back to those with the greatest need.

Sincere thanks to you all,

Augie Carlino
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Rivers of Steel