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Friedman Electric Raises Funds for Crisis Hotline

Friedman Electric Raises Funds for Crisis Hotline
Pictured (L to R): Allan Meyer-Safety and Logistics; Tayler Collins-Digital Leader; Bonnie Ambrose-Project Manager; Courtney Shatrowskas-Marketing Manager with children Calli and Luke; Amanda Fee-Design/Energy Build Manager with children Sydney and Payton; Clem Reck-Regional Manager; Rob Coburn-former Friedman employee; Rob and Sidney Friedman-members of the Friedman family.

DALLAS, Pa. — Employees, family, and friends of Friedman Electric, A Sonepar Company, participated in the 10th annual Pauly Friedman 5k, held at Misericordia University. All proceeds benefitted Help Line/2-1-1, a first response line for crisis calls. This helpline has been a loyal safety net for Northeastern Pennsylvania (NEPA) residents for the past 46 years. Last year, 85,420 calls were assisted.

Team Friedman consisted of 17 members, four of which brought home winning medals. Medal recipients were: Tyler Uravage, Tino Alunni, Clem Reck, and Gulnara Sadowski.

The Pauly Friedman 5k is done in honor of Pauly Friedman, former owner of Friedman Electric supply. Pauly was a Board Member at Family Service Association of NEPA. She served as Board Chair from 1988 through 1990 and organized the first fundraiser for Family Service Association of NEPA in modern history. Pauly also formed the Friends Committee, the volunteer fundraising arm of Family Service Association of NEPA.

About Help Line/2-1-1: Help Line/2-1-1 is a program run by Family Service Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania serving 17 counties as an information & referral service and first response point for crisis calls. Some of these calls include disaster relief, mental health, homeless services, child abuse/neglect, energy assistance, runaways, holiday assistance, victim services and substance abuse. Help Line has continued to be a loyal safety net for Northeastern Pennsylvania and is critical to the residents, communities and service providers in providing 24/7 telephone information, referral, advocacy, and after hour crisis support for the past 45 years. Last year alone, Help Line handled over 85,000 calls. To access Help Line, simply dial ‘211’ or text your zip code to TXT211.

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