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About Samaritans Promise

“The Promise” was first conceived in January, 2020, by Tom and Christine Templeton with our first fundraiser being held at the Tyrone Alliance Church. Since then, we have raised over $25,000.00 on behalf of needy families and individuals throughout northern Blair County!

Our Board Members

Samaritans Promise is the coming together of community leaders who desire to give back to those in need within the greater Tyrone and Bellwood areas.

Thomas Templeton, Co-Founder

From playing on Joe Paterno’s first football team to teaching at the Tyrone Area School District, Thomas has invested his life in serving the people in Central Pennsylvania. 

Christine Templeton, Co-Founder

Christine’s thirty-three year career at Penn State University as the Director of Alumni and External Relations is equally as impressive as her leadership for...

Peter J. Gardella, Jr., Director

Peter Gardella has held many influential positons over the years, including a chair on the Pennsylvania Amuseument Parks Association...

Suzie Walls, Director

Susan Sprankle Walls has called the Warriors Mark area her home since 1972. Raised in Tyrone, Susie is a member of the TAHS Class of 1966...

Bill Ewing, Director

My name is Bill Ewing and I am a native Tyronian, class of '96.  My wife Sarah, also class of '96, and I have served in the field of education for over 20 years. 

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