Tragedy in Warren: Donations pour in for families of Warren fata - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Tragedy in Warren: Donations pour in for families of Warren fatal crash victims

Posted: Updated:
© Reuben Gordon, owner of Anointed Publications, will donate programs for funeral services. © Reuben Gordon, owner of Anointed Publications, will donate programs for funeral services.

WARREN, Ohio - The tragic traffic accident that claimed six young lives in Warren has some people stepping forward to help the families of the victims.

"We believe it's important to let them know that they're not alone," says Rick Oaks, pastor at First United Methodist Church in Warren.

Oaks says he and other local pastors are doing what they can to collect donations for the families of the six victims in Sunday's crash.

They're trying to remove the stress of funeral expenses.

"We know some families need considerable help, others perhaps not so much, but whatever the needs are, the community really does have a longing to come together to help and meet those needs," Oaks says.

The owners of Caesar's Italian Restaurant in Warren felt compelled to help, they're donating trays of pasta to each of the families; an anonymous donor is offering to pay for six resting spots; and Anointed Publications in Youngstown is printing the programs for services free of charge.

"The Lord let upon my heart to see what I could do," says the owner of the printing business, Reuben Gordon.

Donations for the Gifts for Our Children fund are still being collected at any Huntington Bank branch and on its website.

  • SpotlightSpotlightMore>>

  • Updated

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    The Scrappers host “POPS at the Ballpark” featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:04:57 GMT
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark,More >>
    NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra are excited to host one of the Valley's premiere summer events, POPS at the Ballpark, presented by Stanley E. Shearer with Northwestern Mutual and 21 WFMJ on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Eastwood Field.More >>
  • Around the WebMore>>

  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly...More >>
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.More >>
  • Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Low of 19 degrees in Toledo breaks 139-year record

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:34:39 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Winter temperatures are refusing to go away in northwestern Ohio. The thermometer dropped to 19 degrees in Toledo Wednesday morning, breaking a 139-year-old record for the same dateMore >>
  • Break-in suspect rescued from Ohio restaurant vent

    Break-in suspect rescued from Ohio restaurant vent

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-04-16 22:26:35 GMT
    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man suspected of breaking into a restaurant overnight became stuck in a ventilation duct, triggered a fire alarm and had to be rescued by emergency responders. TheMore >>
    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man suspected of breaking into a restaurant overnight became stuck in a ventilation duct, triggered a fire alarm and had to be rescued by emergency responders. TheMore >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms