BigBrother Comics Fire Recovery Fund

$15,370 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 262 people in 29 months
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Sarah Magana
on behalf of Kenny Russell
 SACRAMENTO, CA
Kenny Russell, the owner of Big Brother Comics in downtown Sacramento, suffered a catastrophe yesterday morning when he awoke to the sound of boards breaking above him. Upon opening the door to his home and comics shop, he discovered flames tearing through the building. He was able to get himself out safely, but the building in which he lives and does business is ruined. He is unable to open his store, which is his sole source of income. In his own words, "I can't believe that my worst nightmare has happened."Kenny has poured his heart and soul into his shop, growing it by himself from the ground up over the past 11 years, as well as cultivating a network of friends and customers who share his passion for comics and gaming. Small businesses are financially vulnerable to disasters like this, and Big Brother Comics cannot survive without being able to reopen as soon as possible. In the coming weeks to months, Kenny will need to move and try to re-establish his business. In the meantime, he has no source of income to support himself or his shop. Please consider donating whatever you can to help him through this terrible time. Please also be on the lookout for updates on some deeply discounted merchandise that survived the water and smoke damage. I, Kenny's sister, am reaching out to you because Kenny is against asking for financial help from anyone, ever. He's always the one to help out anyone in need. As his friends and the Sacramento community would agree, this couldn't have happened to a nicer person.
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Final update for Big Brother Comics supporters: the Grand Reopening event takes place at Kenny's new location THIS FRIDAY from 6-10pm at the new location. We are having a DJ, catered food, a really cool photo booth, a raffle with great prizes and sales on comics and games. Come help us celebrate the new store and new beginnings! We really appreciate all of your support these past few months, and are looking forward to a rise from the ashes, bigger and better than before.

Location: 920 20th Street (corner of J and 20th)
Just 3 blocks from the last place
www.bigbrothercomics.com
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Big Brother supporters! We have great news: the shop has reopened at a NEW, BIGGER, BETTER location just down the street from the old one. We have truly risen from the ashes and are extremely grateful for the support, volunteers, and loyal customers we have.

In thanks for everyone's help, and as a celebration for the new store, we are holding a GRAND REOPENING event in the new location on Friday September 9th, from 6:00-10:00 pm. There will be FREE FOOD, music, photo booth, and a raffle with great prizes.

Please attend this party as our guests-- RSVP on our Facebook page so that we have an accurate head count.: https://www.facebook.com/events/145834702517790/

Come check out the new shop, and please spread the word that BIG BROTHER IS BACK!

With gratitude,
Kenny and Sarah

Edited to add: Please do not send any more donations-- with everyone's generous support, Kenny has been able to restart and does not need more donations--I am only updating this campaign to keep everyone in the loop on his progress :) (Sarah, aka Big Sister)
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Hello, Big Brother supporters and friends!

Good news: Kenny has found a new location for the shop! He has a lease and moved the inventory, and is now in the process of putting it all together. It's a really cool brick building just a couple of blocks from the old location. Right now it's a big mess and he's only open Wednesdays for savers, but it looks like he will be able to reopen for business full time in a few weeks, after a bunch of construction and modification that the unit needs.

YOUR SUPPORT has made this possible!! Thank you so much once again. Kenny is working night and day to get his dream back up off the ground.

We are planning a GRAND REOPENING event on September 9th to thank his customers and supporters--please save the date and make sure to attend! There will be gifts and giveaways, great food, and a sale to kick off the new era of Big Brother.

Location: 920 20th St. (Cross St J)
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Thank you everyone! Kenny and us are working hard, day and night, to get things moving toward a new beginning for Big Brother Comics. We really appreciate everyone's hard work, well wishes, donations and support. It has been a gift and a reminder that our friends are our greatest strength.

I will be sending a small token of our appreciation out to all donors within the next couple of weeks.

PLEASE send your mailing address to my email: sarus75@yahoo.com

Thanks again! We will post an update once the smaller popup shop is open for business.
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Sarah Magana
29 months ago
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Hey guys, since there is a question about insurance, I can briefly let you know that Kenny did have a small policy--we are working hard to gather the details they need to process and review his claim to decide how much of it they will pay out, but please know that his losses are orders of magnitude larger than any possible payout he will get from his teeny policy. Your donations are AMAZING and are going to help him survive this, rebuild, and hopefully be back in business as soon as possible! Thank you all for the comments, support, and manual labor! :)

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Daniel Harvey
29 months ago
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John insurance settlements dont happen over night.

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Midnite Minifigz
29 months ago
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honestly john m sanders you outta pocket for your comment, it a lil sideways the way you said it kenny needs donations not hidden agenda critique for you , kennys one of the best in the comic book biz , when the comics shop in k street closed down (because of a crooked owner) he took it upon himself to be the better man and really opened his new comic shop from the ground up , to have this happen is bad = kenny fuck the comic books im glad you are alive,never told you but you were a inspiration for me starting my business seen you do it and be successful , i hope to get a store front like you and remember fam, you did this from the ground up = you can do it again my ninja #stayblessed

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Richard Berry
29 months ago
1
1

Hey kenny , really very sorry to hear what happened ! I love your store and you are always great to talk to when we go in . I have some stuff to donate to you but with my work times its hard unless I schedule stuff so please hit me up via messenger so i can get it to you. Hope you can get back up and going soon and glad no one was hurt.

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John M. Sanders
29 months ago
1
1

No insurance?

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David Lee
29 months ago

Do you guys need any help with manual labor? I can help after work Wed. or Thurs. next week.

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$20
Nicolas Cand2
28 months ago

Hope to visit your new location someday to purchase copies of MAD Magazine...thanks for ensuring a cultural experience continues in California

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Anonymous
28 months ago
$10
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28 months ago
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$10
Matthew Kruse
29 months ago

Saw you only need $10 more, so here you go ;-)

Sarah Magana
29 months ago
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4

Hey guys, since there is a question about insurance, I can briefly let you know that Kenny did have a small policy--we are working hard to gather the details they need to process and review his claim to decide how much of it they will pay out, but please know that his losses are orders of magnitude larger than any possible payout he will get from his teeny policy. Your donations are AMAZING and are going to help him survive this, rebuild, and hopefully be back in business as soon as possible! Thank you all for the comments, support, and manual labor! :)

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Daniel Harvey
29 months ago
2
2

John insurance settlements dont happen over night.

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Midnite Minifigz
29 months ago
1
1

honestly john m sanders you outta pocket for your comment, it a lil sideways the way you said it kenny needs donations not hidden agenda critique for you , kennys one of the best in the comic book biz , when the comics shop in k street closed down (because of a crooked owner) he took it upon himself to be the better man and really opened his new comic shop from the ground up , to have this happen is bad = kenny fuck the comic books im glad you are alive,never told you but you were a inspiration for me starting my business seen you do it and be successful , i hope to get a store front like you and remember fam, you did this from the ground up = you can do it again my ninja #stayblessed

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Richard Berry
29 months ago
1
1

Hey kenny , really very sorry to hear what happened ! I love your store and you are always great to talk to when we go in . I have some stuff to donate to you but with my work times its hard unless I schedule stuff so please hit me up via messenger so i can get it to you. Hope you can get back up and going soon and glad no one was hurt.

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John M. Sanders
29 months ago
1
1

No insurance?

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David Lee
29 months ago

Do you guys need any help with manual labor? I can help after work Wed. or Thurs. next week.

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