HARLAN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Father Jim Sichko, a papal missionary of mercy and local Catholic priest, has offered to pay utility bills for miners recently affected by the Black Jewel Mining bankruptcy.
Hundreds of people were affected and paychecks for the last pay period bounced.
"This has just devastated and destroyed us," coal miner Josh Holbrook told Mountain Top News. "We live paycheck to paycheck like most coal miners do."
Father Jim Sichko took to social media to inform those affected that he will pay for expenses. Sichko will be at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Harlan, Ky. on July 15 beginning at 10 a.m.
You must bring a pay stub and identification.
PEEPS AFFECTED BY BANKRUPTCY OF BLACK JEWEL MINES WHOSE PAYCHECKS BOUNCED: PLEASE GET WORD OUT#missionaryofmercy is coming TO YOU-MON,July 15,10AM-MUST HAVE ID,PAYSTUB&1 UTILITY BILL h need paid&I WILL PAY IT!Meet me-Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Harlan,KY-1st come 1st serve.— Father Jim Sichko (@JimSichko) July 11, 2019