Raising money on the roof

SPEARFISH, S.D. — The growing need for resources due to the coronavirus is prompting one man in the Northern Black Hills to help make a difference.

Rick Radliff went up on the roof of Heisler’s Hardware in Spearfish on Friday and he’s not coming down until he raises $15,000.

All the money raised will be used to provide families with food and other necessities.

Radliff says local resources are being depleted, such as the Spearfish Community Food Pantry.

So this is one way to help restock the shelves.

“We have a lot of people to feed right now,” Rick Radliff said. “So it’s very very important that we get funds because right now we are able to keep up. But its going down because people are really in hard times.”

Spearfish Strong Community United helped organize the fundraiser.

The organization’s main focus is to help children, families and senior citizens get through the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is a bunch of local businesses around the Spearfish community coming together to do everything we can to make sure that nobody is starving or living without the necessities they need to get by with their daily living,” said Becky Helmberger with National Mutual Benefit Insurance.

If you would like to help get “Rick off the roof,”  you can drop off donations at Heisler’s Hardware, Studio 621 or 540 Heritage Drive in Spearfish.


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