Save Hank and Helen's Home
Local law enforcement and the District Attorney are investigating the case and the grandson will very possibly end up in prison on charges of fraud and elder abuse. They have a civil suit against the grandson and all of the lenders, but these procedures take a long time and require intensive investigation. All of which are quite expensive.
The funds will be used for two purposes. They currently owe approximately $25,000 in legal fees and will need to hire an attorney specializing in fraud and one that will have the experience and ability to attempt to stay the eviction order. If they are evicted they will need funds for first month rent, deposit, moving expense and a host of related costs.
We moved to Thousand Oaks a little over a year ago and Hank and Helen are two of the nicest people we have ever met. The emotional stress on them has been unbearable. We are hoping you will help them save their home. It is all they have.
The funds from this campaign will be withdrawn and placed into a bank account for the benefit of Hank and Helen Kawecki. As I am a legal signer on that account, I will withdraw funds from the account to pay attorneys, legal filing fees, storage fees, basic living costs, and HOPEFULLY BUY A MOBILE HOME by writing checks to Hank and Helen
They want to extend special thanks to John for all the deli meets, bagels, lox and sweets that were suburb. They shared some with us and the lox was probably the best I had ever tasted. Also special thanks to Karen for the beautiful flowers - they brought tears to Helen's eyes.
1681 Hauser Circle
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
That is Linda's and my address but our mailman is very familiar with the situation and will leave the cards with us.
On a more somber note, Hank has been in and out of the hospital the past 4 weeks. He has pneumonia and it seems his heart is not functioning properly. He will be meeting with his heart specialist this week to discuss the possibility of a new pacemaker. A secondary concern is that he can no longer do all the little things that he used to do. He is constantly out of breath and coughing. Then, of course, depression sets it.
Again you can send emails to me or mail cards to our home address.
On the positive side, Helen's daughter from Indiana came for a 2 week visit and they sure liked the company. We try to visit them at least once a week.
The hardest issue for them is the loneliness. Their daughter that lives here, the mother of the grandson, won't talk to them, They talk by phone to their daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren in Indiana and Oregon but the is not the same as visiting relatives in person.
The Gofundme has been a godsend for them. They draw a monthly allowance from the funds that were donated. The downside is that those funds will dry up in June of 2019. Additionally, their medical co-pays and deductibles are adding up.
Linda and I want to express our deep gratitude to all the people around the world that stepped up to help. Had it not been for all of you, Hank and Helen would have been out on the street or, worse, not been able to service.
They use neither computers nor smartphones, so direct messages are a problem - but
If you ever want to send an email message to them, send it to me via gofundme - I will print them out and bring them to Hank and Helen
If you want to send a card or other more personal message, please send to me at:
1681 Hauser Cir.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Linda an I visit them at least once a week - usually more.
And this Saturday, October 7, is HANK'S 90th BIRTHDAY! Let's all wish him a big happy birthday.
Helen's 89th birthday was August 1.
Why can't the mortgage company do the right thing and help them knowing what has happened. Where is the kindness in this world if we can't assist our elderly. 50 years in that home and to lose it this way is shameful. God bless Hank and Helen and prayers coming your way.
I agree. Public shaming is in order. Name those names. Grandsons Name. His parents name. Mortgage Company name and the greedy, employees who are steering all of this . Someone should be able to put a hold on this nightmare. Shame on everyone involved. God Bless the neighbors that are helping these folks. GEEEZE!!! PS..Donation to follow
Mr. Emerson, bless you for helping this sweet couple. I only have a small 2 bedroom condo 932 square feet upstairs. But if they have nowhere to go, I would be more than happy to welcome them in our home until this all gets straightened out. Please contact me if I can help in any way. Arizonagecko68@yahoo
If you don't support the campaign, or have somehow come to the conclusion that it's a scam, then just be on your way. Save your bitter complaints regarding the amount of funds being raised, among other things- quite frankly, it's disgusting and shameful. This saint of a neighbor has offered and done more than most of us would or could do, and he doesn't need to waste another second on your ugliness. As for the rest of us, we will donate as we see fit, and I, for one, would like nothing more than to see this couple made whole again.
I encourage everyone to put pressure on the investment company who is holding the loan. As identified in The Thousand Oaks Acorn: Chris Tomaszewski, President and CEO Coastal Capital Group LLC 10008 National Blvd #211, Los Angeles, California, 90034 Phone: (310) 280-9173 Fax: (310) 280-7990
We should find the name of the lender who decided to foreclose knowing they are victims of fraud and advertise in the thousand oaks area who NEVER to do business with. The only thing worse than the grandson here is the heartless greedy mortgage company that is willing to kick out an elderly couple that has lived there for so long!
I own a few houses and would like to donate one, of their choosing, if they're able to relocate and willing to accept. One is in S.C. And the other in Virginia. Hank and Helen you have a home/place to go. No prank, no strings attached, just choose one and move in. I love you both and God does too. Please let me know. Both houses are beautiful and spacious lacking only a pool. Stay blessed and please respond so I can sleep better at night. Happy Birthday Helen. Someone present my offer to them please and let me know at Deborah41541 at gmail dot com. I'm ready to sign my deed to them. I'll sleep better knowing they will have a new home to move into.