Pancake Breakfast Raises Thousands for Fire Victims - WICU12 HD WSEE Erie, PA News, Sports, Weather, Events

Pancake Breakfast Raises Thousands for Fire Victims

Posted: Updated:

WATERFORD - 30 middle school students spent their Sunday morning by serving up pancakes at Fort LeBoeuf middle school.

But they weren't just serving hotcakes to hungry folks in Waterford; they were raising money for some of their classmates whose families have been displaced by house fires.

"Just imagine being in school one day and then waking up the next and all of your stuff is gone and you don't have anything," said Anna DiNicola, a 6th grade student at Fort LeBoeuf.  "If it happened to you, you'd definitely want people to help out."

"They really don't have anything right now so we're just giving them a start in a new life," said 8th grader, Tara Twargoski

The fires, on Cedarwood Lane, Harding Avenue and Lane Road, all broke out within the last few months.  Some of the students' homes were left completely destroyed.

Sunday morning's pancake breakfast raised nearly $8,000 for the victims.

"We're really, really proud to raise this money for the families to help them out a little bit," said teacher, Tara Kaczmarek.

People from the Waterford community were also happy to help.  More than 500 attended the event.

"Any way that we  can support them and help them recover, we thought it was a great thing to do," said Mark Rose, of Waterford.

One of those generous donors wrote a $2,000 check.  All money will go directly to the victims.

Submit your event now
Powered by WorldNow
3514 State St. Erie, PA 16508
Newsroom: (814)454-8812
Toll Free: 1(800)454-8812
Business offices: (814)454-5201
Share Stories
Submit your stories to our site!
Share Photos
Share your photos in our community galleries
Mobile Site
Be sure to stay constantly updated with the power of WICU12 and WSEE at your fingertips
Free Android App
Free iPhone App
Free iPad App
Storm Tracker App
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WICU. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
                   WICU/WSEE - 3514 State Street Erie, PA 16508 - (814) 454-5201 -