Regional Effort to Provide Household Essentials to Underserved Neighborhoods; Help Stop the Spread

PITTSBURGH, April 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Koppers Holdings Inc., a Pittsburgh-based integrated global provider of treated wood products, wood treatment chemicals and carbon compounds, has partnered with the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh (ULGP) to launch a community-wide fund to obtain and distribute essential household products to underserved neighborhoods during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

The fund – named “All One Pittsburgh” – has been created to help residents in some of the region’s most vulnerable communities gain access to essential but hard to find products such as disinfectants, hand sanitizers, paper towels, and toilet paper to help stop the spread of COVID-19.  “All One Pittsburgh” will focus on neighborhoods with an acute shortage of supplies, including Duquesne, the Hill District, Homewood, and the Northside.  In addition to local CEOs and their employees coming together to support these communities, the fund is also seeking financial contributions from individuals who want to help.

“Working in support of the ULGP, our employees and others across the region can and will make a difference for our neighbors in need during this crisis. We are All One Pittsburgh – with a long history of rising up together with compassion and generosity to meet any challenge that comes our way.  I know this time will be no different and we all will get through this together,” said Leroy Ball, Koppers President and Chief Executive Officer and ULGP Board Member.

“We are heartened and encouraged by Leroy and Koppers compassionate leadership,” said ULGP President and Chief Executive Officer Esther L. Bush. “Looking out for our most economically challenged fellow citizens not only helps our entire community remain healthier during this crisis, it’s also another step toward the united, thriving Pittsburgh of the near future that we are all striving to bring into reality.”