Neighbor-Aid: Pittsburgh's crisis relief fund

 Many of our neighbors in Allegheny County are finding it impossible to put food on the table, pay their utility bills, keep their homes–and, in some cases, their children.  Many are out of work, and are facing hardship for the first time.  What’s worse, food banks are starving for donations and the hundreds of social service agencies in the county are at risk of losing state and federal funding.

Neighbor-Aid is a new emergency fund created by the Pittsburgh Foundation in collaboration with the United Way of Allegheny County to help families and individuals who are struggling in one of the worst economies in 80 years.  It is helping to provide financial support for the area’s front line service agencies that are overwhelmed by the surge in demand.

If you can help, please donate.  Donations may be made online via credit card or by check payable to The Pittsburgh Foundation-Neighbor-Aid Fund and sent to The Pittsburgh Foundation, Five PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

If you need help, you can call the United Way HelpLine at 412-255-1155, send an e-mail to, or visit one of the links below to learn about organizations in Allegheny County who can assist you.