Coronavirus And Housing-homelessness

Lynne Hayes-Freeland
March 19, 2020 - 2:21 pm

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - They often don't have places to wash their hands, struggle with health problems and crowd together in homeless camps. That's what makes homeless people particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus.

Jerrel Gilliam, Executive Director , Light of Life Mission Rescue tells KDKA Radio's Lynne Hayes-Freeland ' the homeless are at 'double risk' of getting, spreading coronavirus'.

LISTEN: Lynne Hayes-Freeland with Jerrel Gilliam

Our leadership team is meeting daily to address COVID-19. We are closely monitoring everything that local, state, and federal guidelines and mandates and adjusting accordingly. We will post all updates for the Mission on this site.If you are looking for ways to help Light of Life, here are four ways you can help:

1) Donation needs – Find a list of our most immediate needs here.

2) Financial Support – We’re not sure how this will impact us financially and we’re committed to doing everythingwe can to provide our services to those in need daily throughout this crisis. Donors can give here or mail checks made out to Light of Life to 913 Western Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15233. 

3) Volunteer – We’re still in need of volunteers. Email Jenny Deatrich at if you are interested.

4) Prayer – Pray for our staff, clients, and shelter guests. Please pray for protection, peace, and wisdom for all of us.




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