After hearing about the plight of a Kline Township family, the Tamaqua Volunteers community initiative group talked with Wells Fargo Bank in McAdoo to create a fund for the family. A fallen tree from Superstorm Sandy had caused major damage to the Bahrey's home, located at 15 Haddock Street in Kline Township. The drive resulted in $1,635 donated by the public. The group stressed their appreciation to the TIMES NEWS for doing a story about the family's plight and all the generous contributors who took the time to give. The Bahrey family is still being helped by the Tamaqua Salvation Army, Opportunity House of Schuylkill County and Schuylkill County Disaster Recovery Coalition. Pictured during the check presentation were, from left, Janine Cunningham, store manager, Wells Fargo, McAdoo; Christine Bahrey; Russell Bahrey Jr.; Andrew Leibenguth, president, Tamaqua Volunteers group; Rachel Arndt, Schuylkill County Case Worker, Support Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF), Opportunity House; and Klover Johnson, license social worker, program director, SSVF, Opportunity House.
Tamaqua group donates to storm victims
Friday, November 30, 2012