Amish Tragedy: How You Can Help

Though the Amish do not typically accept outside charity, the outpouring of offers has led several organizations to humbly accept donations. The Amish don’t have health insurance, so a portion of the money will go toward hospital bills.

The following funds have been created for this purpose – as well as a separate fund that the Amish requested for the wife and three children of gunman Charles Carl Roberts:

The Nickel Mines School Victims Fund
c/o HomeTowne Heritage Bank
100 Historic Drive
P.O. Box 337
Strasburg, PA 17579

Nickel Mines Children’s Fund
Coatesville Savings Bank
1082 Georgetown Road
Paradise, PA 17562

Roberts Family Fund
Coatesville Savings Bank
1082 Georgetown Road
Paradise, PA 17562

Mennonite Disaster Services
Amish School Recovery Fund

1018 Main Street
Akron, PA 17501
www.mds.mennonite.net

Mennonite Central Committee, 21
Amish School Recovery Fund

S. 12th St., P.O. Box
500, Akron, PA 17501
www.mcc.org

Cards to the victims’ families may be sent to:
Nickel Mines Children
c/o Bart Township
Fire Company, Box 72
Bart, Pa. 17503

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