Fundraiser Underway To Build Injured Anderson Soldier a New Home

(WXIN) Anderson, IN – Ricker’s Convenience Stores joins non-profit The Path Home, The Indiana Blue Star, Operation Home Front, and the local American Legions and VFW’s to raise money for injured Army Infantryman Tim Senkowski.  Click here to view the Fox 59 news story.
Several non-profits and businesses are raising money for Army Infantryman Tim Senkowski, who was seriously injured in Afghanistan last October. Non-profit The Path Home has partnered with The Indiana Blue Star, Operation Home Front, the local American Legions and VFW’s and now, Ricker’s Convenience Stores.

They want to build the Anderson soldier a home that would meet his needs. Senkowski lost both of his legs and suffered other injuries in an IED blast.

Ricker’s chairman just donated $10,000 to the fundraiser, and he launched an in-store fundraiser.

“We’ve decided to also try to raise money with all of our stores with stickies. When you do your transaction, we’ll ask if you’d like to make a dollar contribution,” said Jay Ricker, Ricker’s Chairman.

“We think it’ll take about $150,000 because of the handicap options for Tim, his wife also handicap in a way, and his son has autism so there are some difficulties in the family that we’re trying to accommodate,” said Bob Luenebrik with The Path Home.

Senkowski is still undergoing treatment at Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland.

Donations can be made at any Ricker’s location or directly to The Path Home.

Posted on: June 19, 2012 @ 8:00 am