Josh Shapiro and his family spent the weekend prior to his inauguration on January 17th doing some community service across Pennsylvania. He kicked off his work in Homewood where he and local volunteers helped collect and pass out school supplies for neighborhood classrooms and well as put together care kits for the homeless.
Walnut Capital leader, Todd Reidbord, was at the forefront of organizing the event assisting with transportation logistics, supply drop offs, voter registration promotion and additional day-of needs. Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., both he and Gregg Perelman participated in the community service activities from start to finish. Reidbord said,
I am proud to be a part of the planning committee of Shapiro's Weekend of Service and am happy to lend a hand in not only coordinating the event but being hands-on in the Homewood community as well.
Shapiro ran on serving Pennsylvania’s forgotten communities and wants this past weekend to reflect that promise. The Walnut Capital and Bakery Square team will be dropping off the care kits packaged this weekend to homeless shelters around Pittsburgh. Josh Shapiro urges Pennsylvania residents to pitch in some time to support your local community, wherever you may be.
Walnut Capital is committed to supporting Pittsburgh communities through Grow with Walnut Capital, a program developed to engage in philantrhopic work to mobilize the resources of Walnut Capital to make a positive impace in the communites we live and work.