Bringing hope to the city of Pittsburgh. 5 trucks over 5 months to feed 5,000 families. Please join us now!
It’s time for another truck!!
Since the last Convoy of Hope truck event went so well at Heinz Field we wanted to help do it again. This time in my wife’s home town of New Castle.
But we can’t do it alone so we need your help, every dollar raised goes directly to a family in need! Truck 2 will be at Shenango High School on July 22nd!
Please go to trucksofhope.com to help. — Ben.
Excerpt from an exclusive interview by Steelers Takeaways with Mr. McGinley:
Q: Are you worried about the future of the team ownership or any other concerns?
A: I don’t worry about the team – Art is very able and very resourceful. We all grew up together – Art is 10 years younger than me. He will be there a while. I know how thoughtful he is. And as long as I’m around I’ll help as well.
I told my kids and grandkids though every time they go to a game now, to appreciate what you see. You may never see a player like Ben again for a long time. Put him in your memory when you watch him play. You may never see that again.
It can be a desert after Ben. I hope not and that they find someone to come in and be able to do well. But who will replace number seven? That’s what I worry about – the quarterback position is the most important one in football. He’s such a marvelous player. There is a whole generation that doesn’t know another starting quarterback for the Steelers but him. Soon there could be three Heisman Trophy winners at quarterback in our division. So finding a quarterback after Ben is a big worry!
You can read more from the interview here.
“There has always been a need to reach out and help. There have always been people who are struggling and in need of food and especially during these times, people who have normally been okay have found themselves in difficult situations. It was a blessing that the people in Pittsburgh have focused on what the needs in the city are and how we can meet them. We’re thankful for Convoy of Hope because that is their mission, to feed the hungry and clothe the naked. We’re just happy to be able to partner with them to feed families in need, the people who wouldn’t normally go to food banks or have those same connections can still go to these distributions and be fed through alternative ways. We are just happy to be able to help do that.” — Ashley Roethlisberger.
From Teresa Varley, Steelers.com:
With the Pittsburgh region re-opened for the most part following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the perception among many is that things are returning to normal and those who lost their jobs during this tough time are back to work.
But, as we all know, perception is a far cry from reality.
While some things have come back, and some jobs that were lost have returned, there are many people still suffering financially due to the pandemic, with many jobs sadly never returning.
Families have suffered, individuals have suffered, and the region in general has suffered. And when there is suffering in the Pittsburgh area, the community steps up.
Ben Roethlisberger and his wife, Ashley, and Vance McDonald and his wife, Kendi, worked with the Steelers organization to spearhead a distribution through Convoy of Hope, a faith-based organization that’s main passion is to feed the world through ‘children’s feeding initiatives, community outreach and disaster response.’ The organization worked directly with the United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania, who are distributing the items to agencies they work with throughout the region.
And the need is spread throughout the entire community. It’s not just one neighborhood or another where there is a need, it’s everywhere, from the city to the suburbs.
“It’s just humbling because some people may not want to ask for help, but you want to be sure and extend that hope and assistance to everybody, whether they are showing up at the food bank and asking for it or not. It’s […]
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