Help needed now, not just at holidays
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So summon the good wLOO Rf thH hROLdDy VHDson early by cleaning out your closet or starting a drive at your local school, sports league or community organization. Then join others with big hearts at Shire’s Big GLYH Rn Oct. 12 Dnd 13 Dt WLOVRn FDUP PDUN Ln thH Chesterbrook Corporate CHntHU Ln WDynH, PD., RU RnH Rf thH dURS-Rff VLtHV ORcDtHd DcURVV thH GUHDtHU Philadelphia region.
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LOCAL HERO ... Private First Class Randal W. Linke, a 2011 graduate of Souderton Area High School and a Salford native, is currently serving active duty in the U.S. Army as a quartermaster and chemical equipment repair technician at the Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina. Linke is the son of proud parents Ed and MaryAnne Linke, of Salford.