Clark/Plouffe Emergency Expenses
A mutual friend, Harry Crossman has agreed to help with the fund. He will be withdrawing funds and distributing funds. Harry is a mutual friend of Martha and myself, and has met with members of the Clark family. The distribution will be as follows: Martha will receive the amount that she needs for the month she has been/ will be up here to help Buddy. This amount is taken from a spreadsheet that one of Martha's sons made for her. The rest of the fund will be given to Buddy. I'm sincerely grateful for the outpouring of love for this family and wish everyone involved peace.
To avoid any concerns of wrongdoing, I have asked a mutual friend of myself and Martha to assist in the distribution of the fund. His name is Harry Crossman and he has agreed to help. Harry will distribute the fund as follows: Martha will receive the amount that she needs to live on for the month that she has been/ will be here . This amount is determined by a spreadsheet that one of Martha's son put together for her. Buddy will receive the remainder of the fund. I'm sincerely grateful to all that have supported this family, and hope that his fund can be used to bless those it was intended for. Peace.
I was fully aware of what I was contributing to when I donated, because the person who set up the fund was very clear about the purpose and how the contributions would be designated. I hope that if I am ever in a similar kind of crisis I have friends that will step up for me in the same way. We should all be so lucky!
The distribution to Martha will not make her "break even". What it will do is allow her to pay part of her basic living expenses. Martha dropped everything; her job, her clients, her commitments...everything without hesitating to be at her son's side. She stayed by him for a month doing everything a loving mother could possibly do. Furthermore, she suffered through endless criticism from people who have not walked even a yard, let alone a mile, in her shoes. Despite being attacked relentlessly for no reason, she never, for even one second, backed away from her commitment to make sure her son was stable and had support at home before she considered her own needs. If anyone considers her actions selfish or greedy or opportunistic, well friend, you and I have different definitions.
Thank you Chuck for clarifying for the doners of the fund. I believe in full transparency and anyone who has donated or may donate, please know that my intention was and remains committed to helping both Martha and her son Buddy. I sincerely apologize to anyone who felt or feels mislead. It's true I did not consult with the family before setting the fund up. It's also true that my intentions were and will remain, focused on a spirit of love and compassion. Martha and Buddy have very different needs at this time, and I do have to make decisions about how the fund is distributed. My current plan involves distributing the money, after fees etc. with Buddy and his partner receiving most of the fund. Martha will receive much less financially from the fund, because they have vastly different needs, as well as resources at this time. I'm open to hearing from anyone who made a donation to the fund, despite what Chuck wrote, I have met with one family member and fully heard the concerns that were expressed to me. I'm taking those concerns seriously, and hope to avoid contention and disagreement so great that the efforts to help Buddy, who will benefit the most from this fund, are in vain. Again, Thank you for caring. ~Sue.
It sickens me to read such comments in such a crisis as this. It's only money. It's replaceable! Buddy is not!! The thought that I couldn't be there for my child would kill me! Please give half my donation to Buddy and half to Martha for s mother needs to be with her child! There was no misleading in this GoFundme page!
The outpouring of support for Buddy and Martha has been nothing short of heartwarming. I am humbled by my inability to contribute more, but proud to participate in a community of people who are willing to give what they can to help a mother and child in a time of need.
Do not donate to Buddy on this site. The money is not going to him for his medical expenses. Instead contact his father, Chuck Clark, to find out how you can send a donation straight to Buddy.
It is time to put this "FUND" to rest. Bud is doing much better, he will recover with a lot of help and Love. Harry Crossman needs to understand that Martha was not the ONLY family member there for Bud but She receives all the accolades. Funny how you may have been duped Harry. Do what you want with the funds BUT remember that BUD is the one that was hurt and the fund was set up as the BUDDY CLARK MEDICAL FUND....
The money donated to this fund is greatly appreciated. The concerns about how the money is being distributed is disturbing because Martha will be receiving an amount to cover her expenses for the month she was up here meaning that she has covered all her expenses. Buddy is going to be thousands of dollars in debt due to his medical deductibles and it will probably take him several years to cover these expenses. The fund was originally setup as the Buddy Clark Medical Expenses, knowing that he was going to be many thousands of dollars in debt. Martha "breaks even"; Buddy goes into thousands of dollars into debt. Those of you that think this is fair need a course in Cash Flow. Jillian and Craig both took time off to be with Bud but they received nothing. Bottom line is BUD is mending well but will need 6 - 8 weeks for full recovery...GOOD LUCK BUD.
I have reported this account to the authorities. If you are sincerely dedicated to helping Buddy with his medical bills through this arduous process then you should pass control to the actual immediate family members who have requested it. You are a stranger. A nobody. You have no right to withhold the account information for actual family and a shudder to think of how you look at yourself in the mirror knowing you are a crook and a liar. I hope they arrest you for this gross misconduct and obtaining funds under false pretenses.
Those who have donated, Thank You. Please be aware that the Fund title and description have changed and this fund is and never was set up just for BUDDY..If you feel that you were mis-informed, please file a complaint with Go Fund ME to get your money back. There was a discussion with the person who set this fund up and she NEVER talked to any Clark Family members about this fund or the intent behind this fund. The CLARK FAMILY has a serious problem with this fund and feels that those who donated should be aware of the facts.
The Love & Support that we are seeing is unbelievable and heart warming. With everything that we see and read on FB, it is encouraging to see all of you getting behind Buddy the way you are and sending sincere thoughts of compassion and concern. He is truly blessed to have family and friends of this magnitude.....THANK YOU