Funds Set Up To Help Families Of N. Salem Storm Victims

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North Salem's Michael Robson, at bat, and Jack Baumler, his teammate, were killed during Hurricane Sandy. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Beecher Funeral Home

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – Two websites have been created to receive contributions from the many people who want to help the families of two North Salem boys killed during Hurricane Sandy.

Michael Robson, 13, and Jack Baumler, 11, were playing together in the Baumlers’ Peach Lake home when a tree toppled onto the house, killing both boys.

Contributions will be used to help the Baumlers rebuild their home and replace its contents and to help both families cover the costs of funerals, grief counseling and other unreimbursed medical expenses.

Donations can be made by credit card to the Baumler Family Relief Account and/or the Robson Family Relief Account.

A third website, dedicated to the Baumler-Robson Fund, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, is currently under construction. The fund will be used for community services, such as scholarships and memorials, in honor of the two boys. The website is expected to be ready in a few weeks. All contributions will be tax deductible.

For further information about the funds or questions about making a cash contribution or another type of contribution, contact any of the following:

baumlerfamilyrelief@gmail.com.

robsonfamilyrelief@gmail.com.

Bill Bertolino at bill.bertolino@yahoo.com or 914-276-0133.

Bob Herlihy at herlihys@optonline.net or 914-669-8732.

Ken Mahoney at fmonam@aol.com or 914-419-3762.

Daniel Seymour at seymourlaw1@gmail.com or 914-669-4625.

The North Salem High School Council is sponsoring a silent auction to benefit the families as well. The auction will take place in the lobby of the Middle/High School from 1 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29. Donations for the auction can be dropped off at the front desk of the school, located at 230 June Road, North Salem.

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