Veterans Receive a New Temporary Home After Flooding


TREMONT, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) The long road to recovery from flash flooding in the small Schuylkill County community of Tremont.

    It, like many other communities in our region, was hard hit by flash floods in recent weeks.

   Tonight. The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick tells us about a special delivery for our veterans in Tremont

Members of the American Legion Post 384 watched as their new headquarters is delivered to the Tremont ambulance property.

 “It means a lot. Our building is gone and to have someone donate this as a temporary home here means a lot” Said Ted Lebo, Sr.

The flood waters from this creek heavily damage the American Legion building.  Its foundation is virtually washed away. Legion members tell Eyewitness News there is no way to reopen the building. They have to move on.”

“I mean, we are losing a big piece of history down here when that gets torn down. It’s a shame really but what you are going to do you know?” said Tim Murphy, American Legion Post 384

Samuel Kutz from Pine Grove donated the shed.

The veterans need help because of the floods that came through and this little bit of help is nothing compared to what veterans have done for our country and  I’m honored to help when I can.” Said Samuel Kutz, “Kutz Sheds”

  The American Legion will tear down the flood damage headquarters that stood there since 1938.  

   And are looking for a new home

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