Giving back to Gene

$2,750 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 60 months
Here is a little bit about the story.. (posted with permission from his wifes facebook)

My husband began his day on the 29th of May taking our children to school. Gets a call this evening that his help was needed at the firehouse. For almost 20 years he has faithfully put his life on the line and protected the community. This morning, after a long night of willingly protecting others along with his fellow firefighters, he goes back to the Athens Fire Station for a short breather only to find at 3 am on Friday the 30th of May that His truck, trailer and Zero turn Ferris lawn mower was/is no longer at the firehouse. It has been stolen!!!!! Not to worry! He is still sitting beside a smoldering fertilizer fire protecting our community and the person who stole it!

If you should have any information please contact Athens Police Department! 903-675-5454

THE MONEY RAISED WILL BE GIVEN TO GENE. HE USED HIS TRAILER & MOWING EQUIPMENT FOR HIS SIDE BUSINESS. HE WILL HAVE TO REPLACE HIS TRAILER, ZERO TURN MOWER & THE OTHER EQUIPMENT USED TO CARE FOR THE YARDS.  GENE IS SUCH A NICE GIVING PERSON. HIS WHOLE FAMILY IS. THEY ARE ALWAYS WILLING TO HELP WHEN NEEDED AND WOULD GIVE ANYTHING TO ANYONE. SUCH A SAD THING THAT HAPPENED TO SUCH A GOOD PERSON WHILE HE WAS OUT FIGHTING THE FERTILIZER FIRE IN ATHENS. ANY AMOUNT WILL HELP AND ALL MONEY RAISED WILL GO DIRECTLY TO GENE TO REPLACE WHAT IS NEEDED.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. YOU ALL ARE AMAZING. LETS COME TOGETHER AND GIVE BACK TO GENE !
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From the Lattis Family:
Hello all! We were notified a little before noon that Gene's truck was found. It was located in the Larue/Lapoyner area. The truck is currently being held by the wrecker service. The police department will do their evaluation this week. We just saw it. It is a complete mess!!!! So many dents and bruises both inside and out. Just makes you sick! We do not yet know about mechanical issues. Only the truck was found. Everything else is a complete loss! Every inch of the truck has been touched and damaged. Thank you all for keeping your eyes out! If you should have any information please contact law enforcement. We will update with additional information as we get it. Thank you again!
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Here are the pics of the truck,trailer & mower.
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Henderson County Now, the news stations, (Fox 4 News, KETK and KLTV) friends and family we hope that the thief that started this journey is convicted by the amount of publication our story has received will turn himself/herself in. We are a family that isn't in the spot light and would rather be behind the scenes. People within our community and from miles away have been extremely nice with heart felt sincerity and words of encouragement and monitory donations. Through this experience we have been reminded that there are more good people in this world than bad!

The Lattis Family


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Raised by 32 people in 60 months
Created May 30, 2014
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Thank you for all you do for our community!

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Thank you for the sacrifices you and your family make for our community. Hope you get up and running again soon.

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