Fundraisers set for Hamilton Teacher who lost everything in house fire

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Two local residents, Mark Van Wagner and David Henderson, who are very active in the Hamilton community have come together in an effort to raise funds for a Hamilton Township Teacher who lost everything in a devastating house fire.

Wednesday, April 3rd there will be a fundraiser at Amari Pizza on Broad Street for the benefit of Hamilton Township teacher and fire victim Nancy Shipe.

“Kevin is a good friend and neighbor and we just saw this as opportunity for the community to come together to help our neighbor during a time of need when a little bit of cash can go a long way and can bridge the gap to help with the crisis and provide a level of calm that the family needs,” explained Mark Van Wagner.

Nancy is an Art teacher in the Hamilton District and the mother of Hamilton resident Megan Kosinski and mother-in-law of former White Horse Fire Company volunteer Kevin Klosinski.

On Monday April 8th there will be a second event at Fame Restaurant located at the corner of White Horse Avenue and Kuser Road.   Fame owner Amr Aboulmagd has offered to donate 5% of all receipts on Monday April 8th to the benefit of the fire victims. P lease make it a point to stop in and eat and support a worthy cause on Monday.

David Henderson added, “I thought it would be the right thing to do because Hamilton people support each other.   Kevin Klosinski is a friend of mine and when I heard about the fire I got together with one of his neighbors, Mark Van Wagner, to organize something to help them out. It’s the least we can do for Kevin and his family.  Mark and I along with my wife Sherry are working the fundraisers and on assembling some art supplies to replace Nancy’s teaching inventory which was also lost in the fire”

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