United Way kick-off month ends with discussion of COVID relief

Pitt’s United Way Campaign kick-off month concludes with an event Oct. 29 looking at United Way’s efforts to provide emergency basic needs during COVID-19, and its intentional commitment to equity across race, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability.

The campaign launched Oct. 1 with an online conversation between Hari Sastry, Pitt’s chief financial officer and this year’s campaign chair, and Bobbi Watt Geer, president and CEO of the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, about the challenges we all are facing this year. Find a video of that discussion here.

“Every year, we ask the Pitt family to contribute to the United Way. That request has never been more poignant than it is now in 2020, a year that has challenged all of us in so many ways,” Sastry said. “More than at any time in my memory, it is important that we give back and support each other, especially when so many in our community are struggling with uncertainty, insecurity and loss. Your support has never been more necessary or more appreciated.”

Employees can make contributions through the end of April 2021. There are a variety of ways to give, including online. Find details on the UnitedWay.pitt.edu website. The site also has ways you can volunteer.

The event on Oct. 29 will be online from 10 to 11 a.m. Register here.

For more information about the United Way campaign, look for coverage on Pittwire.