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Special Trust Created For Pittsburgh Public Safety Donations

Outpouring of support in wake of Tree of Life Synagogue shooting

November 08, 2018 - 9:18 am


PITSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — The City of Pittsburgh has created a special trust for donations to the Department of Public Safety.

Council unanimously approved the measure Wednesday due to an overwhelming number of donors seeking to make specific contributions following the Oct. 27 Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. The massacre left 11 dead and six wounded, including four officers.

“I am deeply humbled by the outpouring of support and gratitude extended to this department by residents and people from all over the nation,” Public Safety Director Wendell Hissrich said. “This City deserves our best.”

The money will be used for training, equipment and supplies.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Public Safety Support Trust Fund can send a check payable to Treasurer, City of Pittsburgh to 400 City-County Building, 414 Grant St., Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

The Department is not accepting donations for the individual police officers injured in the shooting.

All donations for the Injured Officers Fund should be mailed to the Greater Pittsburgh Police Federal Credit Union at 1338 Chartiers Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15220.

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