POTTSTOWN, PA (Feb. 23, 2009) - A phone call from a Limerick Generating Station employee's daughter to her father resulted in Limerick Generating Station's employees banding together and collecting 125 bags of clothing for six families that are victims of the recent Coatesville fires. The employees at Limerick also held a benefit lunch that raised more than $600 to help the families purchase household items for their new homes.
The employee's daughter learned about the need for clothing donations was learned through the Coatesville Area School District. The plant rallied around the cause and after only three days Limerick employees donated 125 bags of new and gently used clothing for use by Coatesville families who are now living in shelters after their homes and personal belongings were destroyed.
The effort to help these families was initiated by the Reverend Dan Wagner of the Ministerial Alliance. The Tabernacle Baptist Church in Coatesville served as a drop off location for clothing donations. Other locations in Coatesville accepted donated furniture and other items needed by the families.
"The gentlemen from Limerick who dropped off the clothing were so friendly and helpful. They showed a real community concern and really put their hearts out to help," said Pam Depte, an employee at Tabernacle Baptist Church. "They showed a real genuine caring for the hurt of the community."
"These fires have tested the strength of the community in Coatesville and the region. Fortunately, a group like the Ministerial Alliance has spearheaded this effort to help these families in need," said Chris Mudrick, Limerick Site Vice President. "Our employees are always quick to respond when they are called upon to help the community."