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Pa. pizza shop delivers medicines during freeze


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LIGONIER, Pa. – A western Pennsylvania pizza shop has been delivering prescription medicines and other supplies to ill and elderly residents so they don’t have to go outside during recent frigid temperatures.

Tom Wynkoop, the owner of Fox’s Pizza Den in Ligoner, tells WPXI-TV (http://bit.ly/1eGXJQ0 ) that he tweeted his offer because his community about 45 miles east of Pittsburgh has a lot of elderly residents.

Wynkoop told those in need to call his cellphone to arrange deliveries of prescription medicines and other products – no strings attached. That’s right, folks don’t have to order a pizza or anything else from Wynkoop’s shop to get help.

Wynkoop says his shop has made four such deliveries and says, “You have to be there for your residents.”

The region was hit with record-low, sub-zero temperatures Tuesday. Temperatures were merely sub-freezing by Wednesday.

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