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Doesn’t want coronavirus pandemic to hinder help for Community Bread Basket

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Tommy Charnie, a sophomore at Brooke High School and a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church and the Greek Catholic Union, https://www.heraldstaronline.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=926796&action=editwanted to give back to his community. With the help of the Greek Catholic Union, he decided to organize a drawing for an Easter basket with 100 percent of the proceeds to be given to the Community Bread Basket. His plan to sell the tickets at local fish frys, however, came to a too-soon halt. Charnie had been able to sell some tickets at St. Paul’s fish fry in Weirton until the mandate came to shut down due to coronavirus pandemic precautions. His goal was to raise $2,000 for the Community Bread Basket which is in need of a new roof for its building located at 3501 West St., Weirton. With limited person-to-person contact, Charnie has resorted to Facebook and can accept payments through the Pay Pal or Venmo accounts of his mother, Marilyn Charnie. Individuals also have mailed checks. “Tommy is willing to mail the ticket stubs or to send a photo of them to your phone or e-mail,” according to his mother. “If anyone is interested in purchasing tickets, they are $2 each or six for $10.” The winning ticket will be drawn the morning of April 11 with arrangements made to deliver the basket that day. To purchase tickets, call (304) 748-0545. “Tommy would love to be able to present the Community Bread Basket with his original goal of $2,000 especially now when they are helping so many in need.” Charnie is shown selling tickets at a fish fry before they were halted.

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