Fund set up for Klingerstown fire victims


KLINGERSTOWN – A fund has been established to help the four families left homeless following a Klingerstown fire. Tricia Reed is case manager for the Klingerstown Longterm Recovery Committee. She says instead of grouping the families together, they decided to make separate accounts for each group.


So, four separate accounts have been set up for those living in the four separate apartments. Those people in need include the Miller family of eight, Kristy Shutt and her 3-year-old son, couple Sandy Fox and Efrain Ponce, and friends Santiago Leal and Jose Ramirez. Reed says if a check is sent for “the Klingerstown fire victims,” the funds will be divided equally between all four families.


The accounts are located at the Gratz National Bank. Donations can be dropped off at the Herndon, Valley View and Gratz bank locations. Checks can also be sent to PO Box 159 Gratz, PA 17030.


The Klingerstown Longterm Recovery Committee was created during Superstorm Sandy, to help flood victims. The committee decided to stay active to help the community in all tragic events. (Codi Jade)

Photo by Schuylkill County Police/Fire/Ems

Photo by Schuylkill County Police/Fire/Ems



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