Pittsburgh for Puerto Rico
The quote from the mayor, is now a movement.
PGH Clothing Company would like to continue the great strides Pittsburgh has started, and help add to the relief efforts for the people of Puerto Rico. “Pittsburgh for Puerto Rico” is truly a mission started by one of our city’s greatest humanitarians; Roberto Clemente.
Clemente, a native of Puerto Rico, lost his life while delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. Whether it was for his team, his family, or anyone in the world that needed help, Clemente managed to come through and make himself available.
"(He) gave his life to support others. Pittsburgh owes it to Roberto and his family to do all we can to help the people of Puerto Rico," Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said in a statement.
What better way to honor his name than to do what he knew best? This Sunday (10/01/2017), the Clemente Museum in Lawrenceville will be hosting an event to collect supplies for Puerto Rico and the damage created by Hurricane Maria. Over 3 million people are in need of assistance, with necessity items such as: water, diapers, batteries, first aid supplies and feminine hygiene products being the most important. Anything, or any amount you can give to help would be greatly appreciated.
To help the people in Puerto Rico, we have created a new shirt: “Pittsburgh for Puerto Rico”. Proceeds from every shirt sold will be donated to the Roberto Clemente Museum's Puerto Rico Disaster Relief fund. We hope you will join us in helping our family in Puerto Rico in any way that you can. It is never surprising to see the people of Pittsburgh do great things, and right now - we are needed tremendously.
If you are unable to go to the museum this weekend or purchase a shirt, please do whatever you can to help spread the word. There are people relying on assistance from us. Let’s come together for a great cause, and do the best we can.