Dan lost everything in Wildfires

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Raised by 152 people in 15 months
Created December 6, 2017
My name is Sharna Marcus. My husband and I have known Dan Glassman for about a decade. 

Dan's house and business burned down in this week's Ventura fires. He is self employed and the damage is not covered by any insurance that he has. 

While Facebook likes and words are encouragement mean a lot to him, let's face it, what would mean a lot more is helping him rebuild his life and his business.  All of the proceeds, minus what Gofundme takes, will go directly to Dan. 

Here are his words following the loss of, well, everything. 

"Thanks for reaching out. Everyone. I am carrying a lot of heavy. My recovery is all on me."

This is where I am at:

I am just quantifying the losses that have incurred. I will need to reaquire all my business equipment as well as an entire house worth of domestic and office supplies."

"I'm looking at a major financial loss... "

"I need to find catastrophe relief angel funding."

"I am going to drain all my coffers to make this happen." 

"I'm asking for money. I'm asking (in time) to help fill a house with the things I need to eat and live and sleep, wash clothes, etc. Etc.

"I'm at a major loss."

"I appreciate your contributions or just your words.
And I appreciate you reaching out with support - now and moving forward.

"Anything means everything."
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Thank you from Dan

With the support I have received from my friends and community I have been able to start in the rebuilding of my business. I have largely repurchased all the equipment i lost. I am looking to buy a few more pieces of large equipment and ladders and some more specialty tools to bring me back to pre-fire operations. This is good, as the phone calls for post fire clean-up via insurance claims have begun to pour in!

For my personal existence, I live in the interim; I have located a place to rent which will be great, but not available until January 22. ($600 more per month) Until then, I will not be able to rebuild my domestic life and many toys and personal things, from guitars, to snowboards and surfboards, to silverware, plates, cookware, beds, couches, furniture, sheets, bathroom supplies, camping gear and more.

So grateful to all who have helped out. I am moving forward to success because of you.
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Here are a few pictures from the aftermath of the fire. The one that made me sad was the bike he has had since he was 10 years old.
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Another local business in California posted about Dan losing, and thanks to supporters, rebuilding his business here. They are even having a sale and donating proceeds to him. Here is the quote:

Aside from that and on the advice of our disaster response experts, we are picking one person and business to throw maximum effort into. That person is Dan Glassman. Believe it or not, he is a window washer. He is OUR window washer and friend, and yes, that is really his name: Glassman.

As a self employed small businessman, he has suffered a horrible blow with both his rental home and his business storage burned to the ground. He lost everything. He has no back up or insurance for this loss. We are going to need Dan Glassman and his company here in Ventura, as ash fall is going to be active for a very long time. Businesses and homes need to be opened, patronized, rebuilt, etc…

So we are throwing in on the effort to raise money for this man and his company and get him “back in the game” as it were.
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Dan, owner of The Glass Man Professional Window Washing Company, has lost his home in the Ventura fires... and is rebuilding... He appreciates your continued support and for choosing The Glass Man for all your window cleaning needs.


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