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File #: 2017-2291    Version: 1
Type: Proclamation Status: Adopted
File created: 12/19/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 12/19/2017 Final action: 12/19/2017
Enactment date: 12/19/2017 Enactment #: 767
Effective date: 12/19/2017    
Title: NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh hereby acknowledges the work that Katrina Luffey has done in serving the homeless population of Pittsburgh through her work with the Get Stuffed with Love program; and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council hereby declares Tuesday, December 19, 2017, "Katrina Luffey Day" in the City of Pittsburgh.
Sponsors: Natalia Rudiak, All Members
WHEREAS, Katrina Luffey is an 8th grader at the Brookline K-8 school in the Brookline neighborhood of Pittsburgh; and

WHEREAS, Katrina has shown herself to be an exemplary young person and dedicated community member through her work with the Bethel-St. Clair Rotary Club Get Stuffed with Love program, where volunteers organize the collection and distribution of food to people in need on Thanksgiving; and

WHEREAS, Katrina first became involved with the Get Stuffed with Love program when she was only 3 years old, going along with her mother, Officer Christine Luffey, to deliver meals on the first year of the program; and

WHEREAS, on Thanksgiving of 2012, when Katrina was 8 years old, she was too sick to be able to help with the Get Stuffed with Love program, however she viewed the WPXI report on that year's program that inspired her to expand on the program's aims of helping the homeless population of Pittsburgh, by delivering clothing in addition to meals; and

WHEREAS, At the Carrick/Overbrook Block Watch meeting following Thanksgiving of that year, Katrina spoke to the block watch about her concern for the warmth of the homeless population of Pittsburgh, recommending her idea of distributing coats and blankets to complement the meals delivered by the Get Stuffed with Love program; and

WHEREAS, community members were immediately receptive to Katrina's idea, as she was promised coats that she would be able to deliver at that block watch meeting and in the following weeks, her mother received additional coats and blankets at work for Katrina's usage; and

WHEREAS, from that year on, Katrina and her mother Christine have collected donations of coats, blankets and cash from community members that they have delivered to those in need every Christmas Eve, and have always received invaluable contributions of both clothing and assistance from Heather and Herman Dieckmann and the rest of the Bethel-St. Clair Rotary Club; and

WHEREAS, Katrina, showing her compassi...

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