Tree Of Life Donates $200,000 To Pittsburgh Public Safety

The money will be used to equipment and training

Andrew Limberg
May 26, 2020 - 4:02 pm
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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Squirrel Hill synagogue that was attacked in October 2018 by a shooter who killed 11 people and wounded six others, is donating $200,000 to Pittsburgh Public Safety.

Barb Feige, the Executive Director for Tree of Life says after the attack, the congregation received “many, many donations.”

She says all of the funds went through a process to find out how to allocate the money.

A vast majority of the funds went to the survivors, victim’s families and witnesses of the shooting.

Money also went to the three congregations that shared Tree of Life including New Light Congregation, Congregation Dor Hadash and Tree of Life.

Feige says they wanted to give back to the first responders who rushed into danger on the day of the attack.

She believes first responders saved countless lives that day.

“How do you express your gratitude for a life?” asked Feige.

She tells KDKA Radio the funds will go toward new equipment and training for first responders.

She adds it isn’t the Tree of Life’s donation but rather a donation from the many people who offered financial support after the deadliest attack on the Jewish community in American history

Pittsburgh City Council will reportedly discuss how to allocate the money next Wednesday.

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