Facebook groups teaming up to help out

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PITTSTON, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — As the commonwealth keeps indoors to help fight the pandemic, many congregate online, planning to reach out. There is one effort that is going the extra mile as a team.

“I mean, we can reach so many more if we do it together,” Sarah Kozloski, founder of the Max Harper Foundation, said.

The Facebook groups Necessity Swap: Help Your Neighbor Care, Caring Is Giving, and the Max Harper Foundation took what was supposed to be a large pasta dinner event and turned it into meals for those in need. Caring Is Giving founder Jodi Mleczyneski set up a pick-up station at her Hanover Township home.

“Being able to do it and help somebody is what it’s all about. We’re all in this together. We need to help one another and that’s where this group comes in,” Mleczyneski said.

Even the kids chipped in to feed those who’ve fallen on hard pandemic times by making sure those who reach out get a pasta dinner made with love. Plenty of meals were able to be picked up in Pittston and down in Hanover Township, but the overwhelming majority going out for delivery.

“It’s always important in my eyes to make sure that these pages that are so great on Facebook come together for the greater good,” Kozloski said.

Delivering meals into the night, Kozloski helped orchestrate this effort for a cause close to her heart, the reason for her diaper deliveries and compassion year round; Max Harper.

“Today is actually the day that she was born and unfortunately passed away. She would have been four years old today,” Kozloski said.

Turning her pain into a group effort to help heal many in trying times.

More than 300 meals went out Saturday to help lift spirits and fill stomachs across the Wyoming Valley.

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