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GoFundMe

Fund Drives To Assist 2 Injured Firefighters

Fund Drives To Assist

2 Injured Firefighters

Contributions Also Accepted Saturday

At Cooperstown Farmers’ Market

Jon Roach
Scott Monington

COOPERSTOWN – Online GoFundMe drives are now underway to assistant Scott Monington and Jon Roach, the two Cooperstown volunteer firefighters injured by explosions at the garage fire in Middlefield Wednesday night.

The drive for Scott, a correctional officer at the Otsego County Jail, was established three hours ago and, as of this writing, has raised $2,385.  To contribute, click here

The drive for Jon Roach, a patient-care technician, was established yesterday and so far has raised $7,215.  To contribute, click here

Also, a table will be set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow (Saturday) at the Cooperstown Farmers Market, where donations, either money or food, will be accepted.  All donations will be forwarded to the Coopertown Volunteer Fire Department.

PLANNING EVENTS TO ASSIST SCOTT AND JOHN?
FOR PUBLICITY, CONTACT 547-6103 OR info@allotsego.com
GoFundMe Started To Help Family In Pittsfield Fire

GoFundMe Started To Help

Family After Pittsfield Fire

Richard Miller and children Brandon, Hunter and Izabella, surrounding mom Shannon, who succumbed to cancer in February. The family home was destroyed by fire Tuesday.

PITTSFIELD – A GoFundMe campaign has been started for father Richard Miller and his three children, who lost their Pittsfield home in a Tuesday morning fire.

“My uncle would never ask for anything from anyone, he would give the shirt off his back to help someone,” said Miller’s niece, Martina Markle, who put together the crowd-funding page. “His kids were the same way, always helping around the house with a smile on their face.

“Unfortunately they just lost everything in a house fire –  and I mean everything.”

Friends Rally With GoFundMe For Cooperstown Police Chief

Friends Rally With GoFundMe

For Cooperstown Police Chief

Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert explains the “Angel” program he started in 2016 to help drug addicts get help.

COOPERSTOWN – Friends of Cooperstown Police Chief Mike Covert have put together a GoFundMe Campaign to raise money for his kidney transplant and other medical needs.

“Anyone who has met Michael K. Covert over the years knows that he would do anything for anyone and not expect a thing in return,” wrote Mike Ten Eyck, retired Sheriff’s deputy. “Mike has dedicated his life to helping others and now he needs our assistance.”

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