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Bingo planned for Mahoning couple whose home burned down

Published June 05. 2012 05:01PM

A Mahoning Township couple is getting a little help from their friends.

The Repshers became homeless on April 18, 2012, when a fire severely damaged their home along Dead End Lane, just off Hemlock Drive. The couple has been living with a son since the fire. They did have some insurance for the home, but they have lost everything.

The husband is disabled. The couple is very disheartened by the loss of their home.

"Nothing is salvageable," said Jessyca Fredericks, who along with a committee, is organizing the fundraiser for the couple.

Their friends are coming together to hold a Longaberger Basket and Vera Bradley Bingo on Sunday, June 10, at the Lehighton Recreation Center. The bingo starts at 1 p.m. Doors open at 10 a.m. There will be a Chinese auction and bake sale. To purchase tickets, contact Jessyca at (610) 577-6965, Mariah at (610) 751-1681, or Megan at (570) 657-1037.

The fire was discovered by a mail carrier at 1:38 p.m. who saw smoke rolling from the eaves of the roof.

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