Gatlinburg Fires

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Gatlinburg Fires

Postby VWsArent4Hippies » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:48 pm

Hi everyone, i'm sure some of you have heard of the devastating fires happening in the Appalachian mountains right now. Unfortunately, one of my friends Jerry and his wife Kelli have lost their home and restored 21 window. Their daughter set up a Go Fund Me account to help with initial costs. These are seriously some of the kindest people i've ever met, especially in the VW community Wink

Any contribution helps, thanks!
https://www.gofundme.com/please-support ... 8002&pos=1

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Re: Gatlinburg Fires

Postby C.Hamburg » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:52 pm

I hate when bad shit happens to good people. ](*,)
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Re: Gatlinburg Fires

Postby PeteSC » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:03 pm

Ugh...this makes me sick. I think I follow him on Instagram....@thevwcompound I believe? Wasn't he restoring a gray Porsche there too?
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Re: Gatlinburg Fires

Postby C.Hamburg » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:11 pm

His other projects and business were spared I saw. His house, garage and 21 window gone though.
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Re: Gatlinburg Fires

Postby VWsArent4Hippies » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:40 pm

PeteSC wrote:Ugh...this makes me sick. I think I follow him on Instagram....@thevwcompound I believe? Wasn't he restoring a gray Porsche there too?



Yes, thankfully the 912 and other buses were at his business, which was spared. Their airstream was there as well, so thankfully they have somewhere to stay right now

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Re: Gatlinburg Fires

Postby K Leake » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:54 pm

That sucks ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
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Re: Gatlinburg Fires

Postby Woody » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:55 pm

Sad sad situation. If any of you followed her on Instagram you know how much she cherished her home and the area.
This is one of those times when you can bank some karma, if you have a couple of bucks laying around, chip in, it's been my experience that it will come back to you in the future. The VW community takes care of their own, don't forget that.
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Re: Gatlinburg Fires

Postby Glenn A » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:20 pm

Jeeze. That's the first pic I've seen. That's so sad. How far away is his shop from his home? He is lucky that was spared.
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Re: Gatlinburg Fires

Postby LooseNuts » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:49 pm

saw it on facebook and wanted to cry Frown Frown Frown
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Re: Gatlinburg Fires

Postby jb » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:15 am

Wow wow wow! This sucks so hard ](*,)

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Re: Gatlinburg Fires

Postby john jones » Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:29 am

this is horrible.... My thoughts go out to the people affected... This is a VERY beautiful part of the country...
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Re: Gatlinburg Fires

Postby dirie1 » Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:44 am

This is so unfortunate and sad! Thoughts are with you....

To try and be positive about the situation, thankful that no lives were lost. All the other stuff can be replaced and rebuilt!

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