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'Radnor Strong' Shows Its Support After Tragedy

Immediately after the community learned of the deaths of Linda and Timothy Rooney, strangers to the family wanted to know how they could help the three children left behind.

"Radnor Strong" reads the message of support spelled out in tennis balls in one of the fences that surrounds Radnor High School, where one student lost her parents in a tragic event Sunday.

Immediately after the community learned of the deaths of Linda and Timothy Rooney, strangers to the family wanted to know how they could help the three children left behind, two of which go to Radnor public schools.

As of Wednesday, Radnor Police said there is not a public, organized way to send support to the children. But Lt. Christopher Flanagan did tell Radnor Patch that individuals have been offering support.

There have been at least a half-dozen people who have offered food, money or temporary housing for the children, who are currently staying with a local family.

A woman from New Jersey who heard about the tragedy also called police, wanting to donate money, Flanagan said.

Radnor School District Offers Help in Wake of Tragedy

As of Wednesday, many members of the family had come into the area to sort out the family's affairs.

If you know of a way to help the family, please let Radnor Patch know by commenting below or by emailing Sam.Strike@Patch.com.
Fiona norton January 15, 2014 at 05:38 PM
Nice work Radnor girls tennis team…we will remain strong!
NRadnor January 16, 2014 at 09:32 AM
Radnor is a great place full of many caring people. This was a tragedy. I am hopeful the family will work out the many scenarios that are floating in the community. We all want these kids to be in a safe place, full of love and support. Temporary housing is a nice gesture, but they need a family. This will take YEARS for them to get over. I hope the family feels comfortable to let the Rador community demonstrate support.
Lynn W. Feinman, ND January 16, 2014 at 05:31 PM
Is there any specific organized effort yet????lots of us moms will do whatever we can to help
Dzeldaz January 17, 2014 at 12:17 AM
I am thankful for the temporary housing for the children. Until the family can sort through this tragedy, temporary housing gives a safe place, full of love and support. Sadly, this is not a situation the children will ever get over. One does not get over tragedy, one gets through it and it becomes part of the fabric of one's being. The support of loved ones and community will aid in getting through.

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