Family of Local Man Asks for Help With His Funeral Expenses

The family of a Hellertown native who took his own life Friday is asking for help with his funeral expenses via a GoFundMe campaign begun in his name. Apostoli “Apple” Mouras’ suicide has added to his family’s recent anguish, his sister Sophia Mouras posted, because “ our family already suffered a loss in May when our stepfather passed from lung cancer.” Apple Mouras lived in Freemansburg and worked at Reeb Millwork and Alan Kunsman Roofing & Siding, according to his public Facebook profile. He was the father of three young children, who he leaves behind along with many family members and friends, according to the GoFundMe page which is called “Help Lay My Brother to Rest.” “We would appreciate everyone’s help so my brother can have a proper burial as he deserves to have,” Sophia Mouras wrote on the page.

GoFundMe Campaign Set Up for Puppy Run Over in L. Saucon

A GoFundMe campaign has been established to help defray veterinary expenses incurred by the owner of a 7-month-old puppy run over by a car while on a doggie play date in Lower Saucon Township Wednesday. Allison Atkinson said she and her dog Nina–a Cane Corso–were near Black River Road when Nina followed another dog into the road and was run over by the front and back wheels of a passing vehicle. “The guy ran a stop sign and never stepped on the brake once,” Atkinson said. “He did stop after the fact, get out of the car, look at us (me crying and screaming) and get back in his car and drive away.” Nina was left bleeding from her nose and mouth “with no use of her back end,” and was rushed to North Saucon Animal Hospital, where she was stabilized and put on pain medicine, Atkinson explained.

GoFundMe Set Up for Southeastern Volunteer Recovering from Open Heart Surgery

A GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign has been established by the family of a 30-year volunteer with Southeastern Fire Company to help raise money to cover expenses while he recovers from open heart surgery and his family is without his income. Joe “Skunk” Gerstenberg of Hellertown had the surgery to remove two blockages on Tuesday, and is expected to be out of work for at least three months. According to an update posted by the family Thursday, Skunk’s health is improving following the surgery, but he remains “weak and tired” with “a long road” ahead of him. As of Thursday evening, seven donors had contributed more then $500 toward a goal of $10,000. The link to the campaign has been shared on Facebook by Southeastern.