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Help Vitali raise money

For participating in 2020 DICK'S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon Weekend

My Story…

Thirty years ago my family and I came to the United States as Ukrainian refugees. With the help of the church and several other organizations, our family of 13 was welcomed and given our first house that we quickly made our home. As a result of being given so much, I’ve always wanted to give back and help others. Volunteering for Open Hand Ministries has allowed me to do that. This ministry builds more than just homes; it creates communities and support systems for families in need. Would you please join me in supporting this great organization? Thank you!


Open Hand Ministries promotes justice in the East End of Pittsburgh by building a diverse community focused on financial wellness, equity creation, and home-ownership. Initially founded as a ministry of four churches, we respond to social injustice and inequality plaguing our city by providing opportunities for sustainable and affordable homeownership for families in fragile situations. We serve our community by creating community. We partner with like-hearted organizations and individuals, urban and suburban churches, community development corporations, lending agencies, expert trade skill professionals, funding organizations, and other local support agencies in order to equip our families and community for success and homeownership.