PITTSBURGH (KDKA)- A local man who is well-known for offering “street medicine” for the homeless is now up for a big award.
Jim Withers founded Operation Safety Net back in 1992 here in Pittsburgh. He and his team deliver blankets, hygiene produts and food to people in the streets. Withers and his team also help find them housing.
His selfless work has him in the running for CNN’s 2015 Hero of the Year. He is one of ten finalists for the award.
The winner gets $100,000 to further their charitable work.
You have a chance to help Jim Withers come out on top. You can vote online for him through November 15 by clicking here.
The winner will be announced on December 6th.