Volunteers give hope to Barclay Friends residents after fire

WEST CHESTER, Pa. - For more than a hundred senior citizens in West Chester, life changed in an instant. That's why dozens of volunteers, and one group, are helping to turn their lives back around.

Ted Hartz and his organization, Trucks2, will be delivering hope to the residents of Barclay Friends Senior Living Community and their families just before Thanksgiving.

"It's a shame it takes something like this to bring people together, but it's so awesome to see," said Hartz.

Volunteers are picking up, packing up and shipping out boxes filled with supplies at Good Will Fire Company.

"There's a good number of Barclay Friends staff that are here working, and that's good because they lost their jobs the same day everyone else lost their homes," said Hartz, who also serves as the President of the Good Will Vol. Fire Co. in West Chester.

The donation response has been so strong, they've run out of room to store donations at the firehouse, so dozens of volunteers on hand are helping to move supplies out of the firehouse and into a cavernous warehouse nearby. Walkers, jackets, blankets and more are all going to displaced residents.

"We've already secured quite a few local businesses that are willing to donate their services to get residents their glasses back, to get partials for dentures done, and get hearing aids," said Hartz.

 Trucks2 says it will soon announce when families of those affected can pick up any items they need.

"It's a great thing and it's a great help to all these residents and the family members and to staff members that are here," said Hartz.

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