Greetings Reuse Fans,
We made it through April! And May is starting out with an opportunity for the Pittsburgh community to support local nonprofit organizations, including Construction Junction, who have all received a financial “body blow” by COVID-19. On Tuesday, May 5, Pittsburgh Magazine is launching another Give Big Pittsburgh campaign that will run through the entire month of May as an opportunity for all of us to provide generous financial aid for many nonprofits. Organizations like ours are not effective without your support and Pittsburgh isn’t a true community without our work to create jobs, provide essential services like food and housing, protect our environment and work with vulnerable populations.
CJ will use your support to purchase protective equipment as we begin reopening our operation in the coming weeks, keeping our staff, customers and donors safe. We have no firm date in place to resume on site shopping, donating, or donation pickups yet and will provide updates as soon as possible.
We are also in need of financial support to restart our Goodwill training program (when safely able to do so) and our deconstruction training partnership with the South Hilltop Men’s Group. Both of these critical partnership are not eligible for CJ to apply our PPP money if we choose to use that money as a grant, so it will be challenging to restart these programs.
We know that many individuals find themselves in difficult circumstances due to this crisis and the overall need is great. If you are able, please consider making a donation. If CJ is part of your giving, we would be extremely grateful.