Help Rebuild Lauren’s Backpack Of Life!

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My name is Jamie Bayer, and I am friends with Lauren as well as her manager Whitney Pastorek. The campaign is now closed and all proceeds will go through me to be sent to Lauren via her Venmo account. In addition, if you missed your opportunity to donate, you can send any direct donations to Lauren’s Venmo @iamlaurenjenkins
Thank you!!

Lauren is someone I’ve only had the pleasure of meeting a handful of times, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know her. I know Lauren because everyday I see and hear about her drive, her passion, her creativity and confidence. This incredible woman is on the edge of stepping into the life she is meant to be living, and a huge part of that was stolen from her on Wednesday. While traveling to open for The Wild Feathers, Lauren’s backpack was stolen. Inside was a MacBook Pro, all of her hard drives, Bose headphones, the only shoes She wears, her only jeans, only belt, make up, hair products, jacket, stage clothes, only T-shirt’s, medicine, journals, her only two bras, memory cards, only work out clothes, guitar tuner, retainers, cables... that backpack could fit her life, and it did.I think it’s fair to say that anyone who has met Lauren is incredibly excited to see where she goes from here. Let’s help her out y’all!! ❤️❤️

https://www.laurenjenkins.com
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A NOTE FROM LAUREN:

Yesterday started out as a really bad day. On my flight to Texas, I was overwhelmed with sadness and waves of anxiety as I thought about all that had been taken from me. But then, the most incredible thing happened. A mutual friend stepped in to start this GoFundMe to help me replace what I could not on my own. I don't like asking for help, but she saw that I needed it and she and an army of good people jumped in to have my back.

As a "starving artist" it can be easy to feel like you are alone. Yesterday, because of all of your kindness, support, and generosity, I saw how much I am not alone.

Money can not replace many of the things that were taken, but it did replace the material items I needed to keep going. Magically, the bad thing that happened yesterday turned into something beautiful. I'm so grateful to the Nashville community, my community, the people I've met on the road, and the complete strangers that gave me support. Thank you for caring. I didn't expect it and I don't really know what to say...

Thank you for filling my heart up before I get on stage tonight. I wish I could repay all of you for this feeling.

- LJ
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Wow. The last 24 hours have been incredible to watch. Fans and friends from around the world chipped in and in over 24 hours we have surpassed our goal. We will be ending the campaign at 12pm cst.
Lauren is overwhelmed with gratitude as are the team surrounding her. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!!
-Team Backpack
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Hi all. I'm Lauren's manager, Whitney. I really want to thank my friend Jamie for setting this up, and I wanted to tell you a little more about Lauren. She is a new artist signed to Big Machine Records, and her debut album NO SAINT just came out last month. Everyone from the New York Times to Billboard to Rolling Stone has called her an Artist to Watch. But she isn't a rich rock star - quite the opposite. Her career is just getting started. She's broke as hell. And everything she owned was in that bag. Everything she needed to create outside her guitar. Her songwriting journal. The ear cuffs she wears on stage every night. The Square credit card reader she uses to sell merch. Everything. And she can't afford to replace it. Her team is working hard to get her everything she needs to make it through this weekend of shows and beyond, but in the meantime, I know she will be so grateful for anything you can give. Thank you.
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