The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 17, 2012

Needy Family Fund begins; goal is $75G

By Evamarie Socha

The Daily Item

People are struggling across the Valley. While getting stronger, the economy remains anemic and many people still need a job. Add to the mix higher prices for gasoline and home heating oil and the rise in food costs, and almost everyone is having a difficult time, employed or not.

Many Valley residents are in this boat for the first time, the economy having taken their jobs and means of income. Unemployment rates for Valley counties in September — the latest statistics available — range from 5.5 percent in Montour to 7.8 percent in Northumberland.

Others are having a difficult time climbing out of the boat for the same reason; the economy has seen budgets tighten and programs go underfunded.

It’s clear people could use a hand, and that’s the driving force behind this year’s Needy Family Fund: Let us help.

The special fund-raising project of The Daily Item, Sunbury Broadcasting Corp. and Susquehanna Bank, administered through Salvation Army citadels in Milton and Sunbury, has one goal: Raise $75,000 to provide food and gifts to needy Valley families.

Your donations, be they 25 cents or $2,500, let Salvation Army citadels get food and toys to families that need them, giving them less to worry about and more time to enjoy one another this season.

Contributions are tax-deductible.

Make checks payable to:

The Daily Item Fund

for Needy Families

To mail or drop off contributions:

The Daily Item Fund for Needy Families

Susquehanna Bank, 400 Market St.,

Sunbury, PA 17801

Donations can also be left with Susquehanna Bank offices in Sunbury, Selinsgrove, Milton, Lewisburg, Shamokin West, Shamokin East, Kulpmont, Mount Carmel and Pillow.

To donate by credit card:

Call Susquehanna Bank in Sunbury at 286-6781




Text Only
  • BJ's owner still debating Danville location

    DANVILLE — The fate of BJ’s Steak and Rib House in Danville, devastated by a fire April 20, should be decided in about 30 days.

    July 27, 2014

  • Motorcycle ride raises $7,758 for Budd family

    MILTON — A charity motorcycle ride on Saturday raised $7,758 for the family of Sharon Budd.

    July 27, 2014

  • Federal commission to hold public meetings on pipeline proposal

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission that oversees the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline project will seek input in August from the public and interested agencies in order to prepare an environmental impact statement.

    July 27, 2014

  • Supervisor fined weekly for blighted properties

    A Point Township supervisor and city businessman has accumulated six code violations since June for allowing a commercial building property he owns to fall into a blighted state.

    July 27, 2014

  • Sharon Budd out of 'life-threatening stage'

    Sharon Budd’s life is no longer in danger, husband Randy Budd said Saturday, doctors confident the Ohio woman who once fought back breast cancer will survive the massive injuries sustained when an eight-pound rock thrown from an overpass smashed through the family’s vehicle windshield, shattering her face and head.

    July 27, 2014

  • rgbcycles26a.jpg More than $50,000 raised for Budd, family

    The total from Saturday’s motorcycle charity run for the Budd family was unavailable at deadline, but organizers anticipate it will be in the thousands.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • rgbcycles26c.jpg Hundreds ride to honor Sharon Budd, family

    The only thing brighter than Randy Budd’s smile was the gleaming chrome of 366 motorcycles as they roared off on a sunny Saturday for a 66-mile run through the Valley.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Representative says Israel could make Gaza a "smoking wasteland"

    As the battles between Israelis and Hamas growing fiercer by the day, and with today’s “humanitarian” cease fire scheduled to end at midnight, both of the Valley’s U.S. Congressmen reiterated their strong support for Israel.

    July 26, 2014

  • Medical marijuana inches closer to reality in Pa.

    Pennsylvania came closer to legalizing medical marijuana this summer, but the conundrum that pushed passing the state’s budget until July 10 knocked the cannabis measure from senators’ priorities and to the fall legislative session.

    July 26, 2014

  • Paterno_Joe1 Son: Joe Paterno feared wrongly accusing Sandusky

    Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno told his son the day after his firing that he hadn’t informed the coaching staff about allegations Jerry Sandusky may be a child molester because he was unsure whether they were true, Jay Paterno writes in a new book.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

The Daily Marquee

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.