Stone & Flick Children Fund Surpasses $100,000
Support Expected to Increase through Events Set January 18 and 25
Souderton, Pa., January 14, 2015 - Word FM, a local, faith-based radio station, and the Souderton-Telford Rotary who partnered with Univest Foundation to establish the Slone & Flick Children Fund are pleased to announce that the Fund has reached $109,538.62 as of Tuesday, January 13. The Fund was started 10 assist the Stone daughters and Anthony Flick. Surviving children who lost their parents and sibling after the devastating tragedy in Montgomery County. Pennsylvania on Monday, December 15.
"We are overwhelmed by the support of the community so far." said Dave Baker, Word FM station manager. "It's heartwarming to see people coming together to help those in need. We are encouraged to see that even if we can't replace the void in these kid's lives, we can help make their future a little brighter".
To meet the ongoing needs of the Stone daughters and Anthony Flick, Souderton-Telford Rotary and Word FM have set a fund goal of $500.000. In addition to continued donations from individual donors, events led by a variety of local community groups will contribute to achieving this fundraising goal. Several efforts have already occurred. Others are schedule to take place in the next two weeks and more will be planned throughout the year.
On Sunday, January 18, a spaghetti dinner will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Sellersville Moose, 301 W. Park Ave., Sellersville. Advance tickets are not needed. The cost of the dinner is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10.
On Sunday, January 25, at 7:00 p.m., Concert Sundaes is hosting a special show to benefit the Slone & Flick Children Fund at Souderton Area High School. This is a free concert featuring Souderton alumni and friends including Michael Borowski, Matt Ensminger, Amy Rohm and Dirk Quinn. In addition to collecting donations throughout the show, proceeds from refreshment sales will go to the fund and various items will be up for auction/raffle.
"We are blessed to live in a caring community that takes an unthinkable tragedy and uses it as an opportunity to come together." said Jim Leary, chief of police for Souderton Borough and past president of Souderton-Telford Rotary Club. "The generosity of so many has been incredible and I am confident that it will undoubtedly help the children know we stand beside them and arc here to help them move forward."
If you aren't able to attend the upcoming events but still want to contribute to the fund, individuals can do so in the following ways:
Univest Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization so all donations are tax deductible. Donors can be assured that their donations will be secured in a private account, growing with interest until all funds are designated to the children to assist with needs involving their ongoing health, education, maintenance and safety. A funds management team has been formed with legal counsel involved to handle the disbursements.
For more information on the collection fund, please visit WordFM.org or Souderton-Telford Rotary. Questions related to donations should be directed to Univest Foundation at 215-721-2405.
About Word FM:
Word FM, a branch of Four Rivers Broadcasting, is a local faith-based radio station that works to provide positive messaging and uplifting music daily for everyday living to inspire hope and encourage the community in which it serves.
About Souderton-Telford Rotary:
Souderton-Telford Rotary Club has been serving the local community since 1925. Our vibrant club is honored to be one of the more than 34,000 Rotary Clubs around the world committed to service above self.
About Univest Foundation:
Established as an independent entity in 2002, Univest Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization located in Souderton, Pennsylvania. The Foundation supports individual donors and nonprofits in the Greater Delaware Valley Region with their charitable planning needs.
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