NFF: Milton man turns to Needy Family Fund to food, clothing

MILTON – A 75-year-old Milton man and his wife are grateful for just the basic necessities from the Needy Family Fund.

Richard Rebuck says it’s his second time turning to the fund, “It easily helps us out with getting enough food and clothing and that for the winter, and for the kids and grandkids.”

Rebuck says he has to turn to the fund for basic necessities because of piling up medical bills.
His wife of twelve years has kidney failure, and Rebuck says he was forced to retire two years ago due to medical problems, “They had me on three different inhalers and two of them are steroids. It used to be expensive, and now with Geisinger Gold, it helps cut things down.”

Rebuck says its nice to turn to a program that can help out this time of year, “It helps people in our situation feel real good, you at least know you’re not shoved in the corner and forgotten about.”

Rebuck and his wife have three kids each from previous marriages, in addition to their grandkids.

Since 1987, the Salvation Army’s Needy Family Fund, sponsored by The Daily Item, Sunbury Broadcasting Corp. and Mifflinburg Bank & Trust, has raised more than $2.9 million during the holidays to assist the Valley’s less fortunate. It is administered by Salvation Army citadels in Milton and Sunbury.

This year’s goal is $100,000. Today‘s total is $31,011.62. Donors can make checks payable to The Needy Family Fund and mail or drop them off to any location of program co-sponsor Mifflinburg Bank & Trust. Donors can also mail a check to 250 E. Chestnut St., Mifflinburg, Pa., 17844, or donate online at

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