Community rallies around critically-ill West York firefighter


Captain Chuck Zienkiewicz was diagnosed with Necrotizing Pancreatitis — an inflammatory disease that caused severe complications to his health. Credit: Jennifer Zienkiewicz

Tickets are going fast for a fundraiser to support a West York Fire Department firefighter who “was on death’s door” just a month ago, his family said.

Capt. Chuck Zienkiewicz was diagnosed with Necrotizing Pancreatitis — an inflammatory disease that caused severe complications to his health.

His fire company responded with a fundraiser to help with his medical bills, according to his sister, Jennifer.

West York Fire Capt. Chuck Zienkiewicz

“We just wanted to have everyone rally around him so he could feel everyone’s love and prayers. That was most important to us,” Jennifer Zienkiewicz said. “He was on death’s door quite a few times, but he’s a strong guy and he beat the odds.”

A fundraiser with food, music and raffle games is slated for 6 p.m. on July 10 at West York Fire Department, located at 1341 W. Market St. 



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