Darnell Barton, the Buffalo bus driver who has been hailed as a hero for preventing a woman from jumping off a Buffalo overpass, will speak to the North Tonawanda Cub Scout Pack 185 at 6:30 p.m. today in St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 1135 Oliver St.
After hearing of his heroism in October, the pack started a bottle drive and a “Go Fund Me” account on the Internet, raising more than $1,000 to benefit Barton’s planned suicide-prevention foundation.
“We were talking about good deeds when we were doing classes at the den meetings, and his name was brought up because it had just recently happened,” said leader Dan Klaes. “They all thought he was a hero and thought it would be nice to recognize him for doing something nice.”
Klaes said that at the bottle drive’s conclusion Saturday, they had collected a total of 5,000 cans and bottles. Donations can continue to be made at www.GoFundMe.com, and clicking on Darnell Barton.