Hey guys! I may have some good news. We might still be be able to do a memorial on Kirk's spot. I finally had someone help me get the appropriate contact info and will be working on it next week. Also, we are looking into buying some benches to donate for under the bridge with a memorial of Kirk on them as well.
Hi there everyone,
I just wanted to update you all on Gofundme, since I am not quite sure you are all hitting up the FB page. As most of you are all aware, we did not raise enough money for the ideal memorial in Kirk's spot. (Statue, codes etc)
We have an opportunity to help maintain another memorial that is a Mural of Kirk. I am proposing to set aside funds to help maintain it (when it needs to be touched up or whatever) and splitting the rest between Diabetes help for homeless and Mental Health for homeless. (This was proposed with any leftover funding, at the beginning) We can hand over checks at memorial unveiling on August 15th.
Anyway, my Daughter, Arielle (who is not really in charge of any of this, she just had Gofundme logged in) has been getting bullied, harassed and slandered by a person on twitter and other social media and now we are done with holding the funds.
Many people offer to help, but then life happens. Good intentions don't always get stuff done. I feel like I have sent enough letters and calls for one person. So, if any of you would like to have your donations put towards the above, yay! If anyone wants their money back, I can work on that too! (It will be minus the Gofundme fees-sorry-it's not much)
I was asked if any funds could be allocated to bringing Kirk's sisters to the Memorial, but had mixed reactions. Some loved and some hated it. I will put it to you all. If you would like your donation put towards bringing Kirk's sisters to the Memorial Mural Unveiling, leave a message with your name and donation amount. I will verify amount and set it aside. Your money will go where you want it! I really appreciate you all supporting my good friend!
PS Arielle and I used our own money to fund Kirk's Memorial Vigil under the bridge. We have not used a cent of your donations! Many wonderful people donated their time and talents as well. I am really disappointed in the treatment my daughter has received for all the work we have done.
You can also hit up the FB page
Hi everyone! Yes we are still raising money for the memorial and still waiting to hear back from other funding sources. We are still uncertain to what type of memorial will be allowed at Kirk's spot. This is an expensive project and will take some time to get it put together. Updates can be seen on https://www.facebook.com/RememberingKirk it's also a great place to share photos and stories about Kirk. :)
This Donation Page is to help fund a Memorial for Kirk Reeves aka The Trumpet Man
Please help cover some of the costs of this Memorial.
The statue alone could cost a minimum of $30,000 for just a little statue of Kirk Sitting on a bench playing his trumpet on the Hawthorne bridge. I know the economy is rough right now, so anything would be great. Even a Bench or Brass sign, would be awesome. Anything left over will be donated to help Homeless people with Diabetes.
We are holding a candlelight vigil for the man that always had a smile and made us smile on Sunday, November 18 at 4pm Under the Hawthorne Bridge. (Westside Waterfront) Please join us.
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