09-06-17: John is back to work. Thank heavens is office made it through. He says keeping busy helps.Still reeling. He wanted to thank everyone for their generosity.
I want to make another plea to donate. We are close to the $1000 goal I set. I really want to get there for John.
09-05-17: Spoke with John today. Needing money, he told me he was able to sell both his pickup truck and his motorcycle for a combined total of $3800. That was all the salvage guy would give him. Let’s help John. Please donate.
What would you do for a friend in need? And not just one in need – but a friend who has lost everything?
I told John when I started this for him I would be shameless and persistent to try to help him. So I’m asking again. I know everyone reading this can afford to give at least $5. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. Please click on this link and donate.
Thank you for those who have stepped up so far. I’ve been in constant contact with John and he needs our help.
Please give what you can and tell your friends. Please Donate by clicking this link.
9/1/17: John just told me his home will not be habitable for at least 120 days. Here are just some of his possessions. A total loss!
I’ve set up a GoFundMe page on his behalf:
I spoke with John on Tuesday. He said he was relatively dry but areas around his neighborhood were flooded. He was fine.
Wednesday afternoon I messaged John to ask how he was holding up. I was expecting him to say all was well – that the water was receding and he dodged a bullet. I did not expect what I heard.
His answer stunned me: “Not good,” John wrote. “Got evacuated by boat, lost everything. Trying to sort out a vehicle to drive and a place to live. Can’t get within two miles of my place.”
He also wrote: “Thank you very much for rescuing people” – that he’ll never forget the guy in the rescue boat from St Louis. “Thanks to all of you! HE had no idea what time it was or how long he’d been working…”
Like me, he’s a single dad with a daughter and two dogs. All are fine – or as fine as one can be in these circumstances.My friend is homeless. They have nothing and can’t get in to try to salvege. I’m doing what I can, but I need help.
Things got a lot worse!Please donate what you can to help John pick up the pieces.All the money donated will be used by him to purchase whatever he and his family needs – which is pretty much everyything.