NFF: Without work, it’s hard to live

TURBOTVILLE — A BB gun shot to the eye has been the toughest obstacle for a Turbotville man and his family to overcome.  Before his injury, the husband had worked at Muncy Home, but now he can’t work at all.  His wife, who asked that the family name not be identified, said her husband also suffers from back and neck injuries related to his time in the military.

The family applied for food stamps but was turned down because the husband’s military pension beings them slightly over the limit required for the program.  The pension is their only source of income and the wife says, that can not live on that alone.  She stays at home to help raise their 11-year-old and 16-year-old children.  Both children are bipolar, and the daughter is pregnant.  She says that despite the hardships, they are still a strong family and they just want their kids to be happy.

The Needy Family Fund will assist this Turbotville family this holiday season. Each year, The Daily Item, the Salvation Army of Milton and Sunbury, Susquehanna Bank and the radio stations of Sunbury Broadcasting Corporation team up to raise money for families in need.

The Salvation Army distributes toys, food, clothing, and gifts to eligible families. You are asked to please consider a generous contribution to the Needy Family Fund. Donations can be dropped off at any branch of the Susquehanna Bank.

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