Home Invasion Support for a Great Friend

$835 of $800 goal

Raised by 13 people in 45 months
Bob Giammaria   CHINA, TX

Good morning fine folks of the internet! I am reaching out to you this morning, in hopes that you will help me help a dear friend of mine. 


On December 10th, 2012, the home of my good friend Barry was broken into. The front door kicked in, and thousands of dollars worth of personal, and professional equipment was stolen. Among the items taken: a Nikon DSLR camera, Kindle Fire, Laptop, television, and various other electronics and valuables. 

Perhaps worst of all, the thieves also took all of the Christmas gifts for his family, of which he has 2 children. 

Barry is a proud individual, and one who has served and protected his community for 30 years as a retired police officer. Today, although he wouldn't admit it, he could use a little help! All told, he lost close to $10,000 dollars in personal effects. 

Being his friend, and helpless to do anything substantial, I am asking for help, to raise enough money, that he can maybe put a few things under the tree this Christmas for his wife and children. 

I understand times are difficult for everyone, and I am not asking for much...but if you can find it in your heart, and wallet, to donate even a little bit, I can assure you, this family could sure use it, and would be very grateful!  Thank you for the little slice of your time, God bless, and have a Merry Christmas!

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Update 19
44 months ago
Erin thank you so much :D Your donation pushed us well past our goal of 800 dollars! I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas, and an awesome new year (Hopefully full of great ghosts and goblins) :D
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Update 18
45 months ago
AMAZING NEWS FRIENDS!!!

With the generous donations made by each and every one of you, we were able to successfully hit the $800 dollar goal for Barry and his family!

I cant express my gratitude and appreciation enough! You guys have absolutely no idea what this means to me, or my friend and his family! I want to thank each of you, from the very bottom of my heart. I hope everyone has a blessed and very Merry Christmas!

The goal has been made, however any future donations will continue to be automatically forwarded to Barry and his family!

Again, thank you all so very very much! To close things out.. I guess it's true what the movie says...

"Remember no man is a failure who has friends"
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Update 17
45 months ago
"Anonymous",

Thank you so much for your donation! I truly appreciate it. With your help, we are past our $800 dollar goal! I hope you and your family have a great Christmas... now... wooooooooork!!! :)
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Update 16
45 months ago
Mr. Garcia,

I don't even know where to begin to thank you. You did an incredible thing for a dear friend of mine. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!

With your very generous donation, we now stand at $785 of our $800 goal. You donation was well over the $150 reward tier for a hosted website, so if you need an online presence, please feel free to add me on Facebook and we can work out details if you are interested.

If not, please accept my deepest thanks, and gratitude. I know Barry appreciates it as well, and he is lucky to have friends like you out there watching his back! Take care sir, and have a very blessed, Merry Christmas!!
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$835 of $800 goal

Raised by 13 people in 45 months
Created December 11, 2012
EP
$25
Erin Phillips
44 months ago

From one halloween friend to another ..

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$25
Anonymous
45 months ago
DG
$500
Daniel Garcia
45 months ago
SS
$25
Steven Sellers
45 months ago

Hope this helps ! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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$25
Anonymous
45 months ago
KK
$25
kimberly kozicki
45 months ago
$25
Anonymous
45 months ago
TS
$25
Tim Sills
45 months ago
$25
Anonymous
45 months ago
AG
$10
Alex Gordon
45 months ago

From a brother in blue. I've never met you or your family but I'm sure you'll have my back when I need it.

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