Fundraising Continues for Mark Werkheiser Family

Three weeks after Mark Werkheiser's death, community works to raise money for murder victim's kids.

Nearly three weeks ago, in his Williams Township home.

His killer, according to police, , the mother of his four children. She is facing criminal homicide charges for what prosecutors have described as a premeditated murder.

Since Werkheiser's death, the community -- including Werkheiser's fellow graduates of Easton Area High School's class of 1992 -- has rallied to raise money for those kids.

"It's heartbreaking. He was just a friendly, nice guy," said Colleen Smith, who graduated with Werkheiser. "I've been talking with a lot of people from our class...everybody just liked him."

Smith works at Landmark Gardens and Nursery in Allen Township. On May 5 and 6, 10 percent of the business' sales will be donated to the fund for Werkheiser's children.

It's part of a number of campaigns to help the four Werkheiser children, who range in age from 10 to 16.

The Beginning Over Foundation, which works to help victims of domestic violence, has raised more than $3,800 so far for the Werkheiser children.

There's also a Facebook campaign, where people can order T-shirts/sweatshirts. The class of '92 has also set up a link if you'd like to donate through PayPal. 


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