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July 23, 2013

Ricker’s donates again toward Senkowski’s home

ANDERSON — Pops the Clown has been at it again. He not only had on those crazy big shoes, he had a really big check to donate.

Jay Ricker, in the guise of Pops the Clown, recently handed over $5,000 to the Homes for Hoosier Heroes effort to build a home for Wounded Warrior Tim Senkowski. These were monies raised through a recent campaign at Ricker’s convenience stores in the Anderson area. That makes a total of $35,000 that Ricker’s has raised for The Path Home’s effort to build Senkowksi’s new home.

“I believe in the program very, very much. Our returning veterans need all the help they can get,” said Ricker.

He presented the check at the Ricker’s store at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. and W. 53rd Street — the store that raised the most in the 10-store campaign.

“They raised $929 of that $5,000,” said Ricker. He noted that store manager Judy Eaglin was instrumental in bringing energy to the campaign.

Senkowski was on hand as Ricker presented the check. The Path Home board members Bob Luenebrink and Jerry Prevatt were there as well.

"It's fantastic. It's amazing how the community has come together to get it done," said Prevatt.

Ricker said he’s hoping to raise another $5,000 next month through a similar campaign in the Indianapolis area.

Although there have been setbacks -- the latest of which is a drainage issue on the property requiring some changes to the plan -- Senkowski’s house is in the works and he’s excited about it.

“We just can’t wait to go to our new home. It’s not just going to be a house. It’s going to be a home,” said Senkowski.

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