Gift of warmth: Mt. Comfort bus drivers help family in need


Mt. Comfort Elementary School bus drivers that helped a local family get a new furnace in time for Christmas included (from left) Dianne Bennett, Linda McGill, Candy Turner, Rene Hammett, Teri Limbach, Vera Kimmel, Sharen Beattie, Meredith Beck, Nicole Birdsong, Tracy Schilling and Mike Depew.

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MT. COMFORT – A Mt. Comfort Elementary School family got a new furnace just in time for Christmas thanks to local bus drivers and Butler MK Heating and Air.

Bus drivers for the elementary school strive to help a family in need every Christmas, and last month they heard of a family that had been heating their home with space heaters due to their furnace being unrepairable and they couldn’t afford a new one.

Bus drivers contacted Gabe Muterspaugh, Mt. Vernon tennis coach and co-owner of Butler MK Heating and Air. The crew assessed the family’s home and had a new furnace installed within a week.