Sunday, April 29, 2012 Today around 12:00 in the afternoon company 39 (Grantville) was dispatched for a commercial structure fire right by exit 80 off interstate 81. Engine 39 arrived at 257 Bow Creek Rd and found an Antique store barn well involved. Command immediately established a water supply on the main road and dropped 5 inch to the scene. Multiple tankers were brought in to assist, and Tower 1 (Palmyra) was instructed to come down the long drive way to the scene and set up for aerial operations. Crews pulled multiple lines off Engine 39 and Engine 36-1 (West Hanover) to extinguish the fire. A brush fire started in the woods by the barn but was quickly extinguished. At this time crews are still working at this incident.
And with that in mind, we ask this of you...
that Janie was coming to meet me at my house. My friend Cecelia had called and we had spoken about putting up a site for helping to rebuild both the co-op and her friend Janie's life. She was to come discuss this with me and that was that. Lo and behold she brought Janie along, which I was glad of. My first impression was how she looked so "hurt and confused". None the less we sat talking and going through pictures that remained of what she lost. As we did this she brightened up ever so slightly, you had to look close to see it. But the strength was there. And then I noticed the beauty. I could see it in her, I knew she could do it. . Hurt, broken, shattered, and confused, but yet somehow still strong, with dignity, and a beauty to grace.
Yeah, I'll help her.
Jimmy Stewart played him in "its a wonderful life". The one person the whole town knew that they could turn to when in need or in times of trouble. He'd help anyone. Well, Janie is no different. If she'd have lived 150 years ago, she would have probably owned and operated the town's general store and would have been actively involved in the towns growth. She would have given anyone in need help or credit or a job to get back on their feet again. Her store would have been a bustle of activity and good times.
If you know Janie then you know that's the truth. Janie is the truth.
Well just like George Bailey, she got in one heck of a jam. BUT THIS ISN'T A MOVIE......... This is for real.
And Janie Jeskey needs all of our help.
She'd help you if you asked and there is probably a good chance she already has. Her livelihood, her store, her property and all she had was consumed by flames before her very eyes. GONE - everything, all of it. Over half a million just in property and assets- gone in a flash. She has 3 foot of ashes and burnt timbers to show for 21 years of hard and honest work. And she has to look at it every day. Please help us to help Janie.
A very dear friend has established the "Janie Jeskey Benefit Fund" with the Fulton Bank located at 7761 Allentown Boulevard, Harrisburg, Pa 17112.
Donations will be accepted at the bank, you may donate online via paypal or you may mail your checks to:
The Janie Jeskey Benefit Fund
c/o K-9 Attitude Adjustments Dog Obedience Training School
7000 Terrann Drive
Harrisburg, Pa. 17112
We're not begging you, we're just asking of you to help us help Janie put her life back together. Please donate today what you can....