Kenneth Edelin notes that contractor Griffin Campbell was on site when the 40-foot wall collapsed onto the Salvation Army Thrift Store, killing six people and injuring more than a dozen others.
“It’s such an unexpected tragedy to these families,” says Philly DoGooder co-founder David Gloss, who says the effort was launched on Thursday and is catching on like wildfire through social media.
“Inside the bathroom of the Salvation Army was a huge crack in the walls and she was, like, ‘Oh my God, you can look out of the crack and see the outside.’ “
Following Wednesday’s deadly building collapse in Center City, the Salvation Army has released a statement expressing its condolences.
One person was killed and at least 13 people were injured following a building collapse in Center City Philadelphia.
Camden is getting some big-league help to build two baseball fields for kids in the Cramer hill section.
This is National Volunteer Week, and here in Philadelphia the importance of ordinary people who respond to emergencies took on special meaning in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings just one week ago.
Four people who are members of the social news site Reddit lived above the fabric store that burned. They’ve had to find somewhere else to stay as they work to get their lives back on track.
Sandy upended homes and lives along the New Jersey coastline, but in Wildwood, Sandy couldn’t put a stop to Christmas.
CBS 3 and The CW Philly 57 teamed up with its CBS RADIO sister stations today to wrap up the 24th annual Joy of Sharing toy campaign with a day-long toy collection and on-air fundraising effort that raised $212,000 for The Salvation Army to help families in need this holiday season. The stations also collected 5,000 toys in the last month for children in need.
Chris reviews Speaker of the House John Boehner’s “Plan B” to avert the fiscal cliff crisis, the continued media coverage of the Newtown school shooting, and the efforts to use the shooting to implement stricter gun control. He also talks to Author Clayton Cramer about the difficulties of institutionalizing the mentally ill.
Governor Tom Corbett led the celebration as the Pennsylvania State Capitol Christmas trees were officially lit at sundown Tuesday.
The economy is sluggish and with only so much money to go around, it’s a difficult time for many charities as they seek holiday donations.
Now that Hurricane Sandy is mostly done wreaking havoc on the area, it’s time for the long cleanup and recovery to begin. If you’d like to help, check out our list of resources.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, many of the approximately 300 products that get recalled every year wind up in thrift stores. Beware.