A New Home for Toni Wood
Mother of the late MOTHER LOVE BONE singer Andy Wood
Toni Wood is the 72-year old mother of the late Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood.
She lives in a 1968 single wide trailer on Bainbridge Island in Washington state.
When it rains, the water pours in through the ceiling into the dining area. The wiring in the trailer is also in need of repair.
She is using extension cords in to bring in electricity to rooms with dead or non functional outlets. The wet conditions and the extension cords are dangerous.
Toni still works as a private care giver and collects a small Social Security payment every month. It is hard for her to make ends meet these days as she is also taking care of her son while he is undergoing cancer treatments.
Toni has spent her life caring for others. She has a heart larger than life and a spirit that is bright as the stars.
Former Mother Love Bone manager Kelly Curtis has joined Mother Love members Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament to help raise money to purchase a new home for Toni but more is needed. Please contribute if you can and help us return some of that love and light, that Toni has shared with so many. Please note donations are not tax-deductible.
In the coming weeks, we’ll help Toni demolish and properly dispose of the old home and set up her new one! We promise to post photos once she’s all moved in. A huge thank you from Toni and the band for everyone’s support!
So happy to hear the news that soon Ms. Toni new sanctuary will be welcoming her presence. That makes me smile. Was thinking, too, since it's the holiday season, maybe you could plant a nice evergreen tree in her yard so that every year someone could place lights in it? So when Toni looks at it during the holidays she is reminded of the Spirit of Giving. Her very own Giving Tree that shines & sparkles. :) It's the positive thoughts that truly matter. Cant wait to see the pics. Im sure it will be lovely.
More good news; My son's cancer treatments seem to be working!
And I see you brought the tally up to 333! Thank you will never be enough. T
I'm going to have a plaque made; "the house that love built"thank you p earl jam and fans! Maybe I can get the boys to as autograph it and it will ha g proudly on the front porch. I'm more thrilled every . Moment. Love to each and every one of you. T o ni
Never had the pleasure of meeting Andy or Toni personally. But I have been a fan and somewhat acquainted with some former members/friends. I'm a licensed electrician/ handyman who would love to help. Don't have much in the way of $$, but I do have a heart and some skills.
as old time bainbridge islanders (even though we now live in poulsbo, my husband still has a business on BI) with construction experience we could provide construction support for any projects needed if supplies were provided...... would be so happy to help out and keep such a wonderful woman with a roof over her head. I still remember seeing Andy walking down the street with his guitar case..... please let us know if there is anything that we could do construction wise...... email@example.com thanks for all you are doing. Sheila :)
Toni, From my perspective, this is your karma being returned. You raised a man that took the energy he was enveloped by and he made music. Many of the donations here are a giving back of what he so selflessly offered. Some of the donations are from people on the island that care because they have crossed your path, firsthand. Others have felt your love trickle down. And that is an amazingly magical "force". Love. Like you mentioned- your heart shined...and people were made aware. Do not ever, ever again, feel as if you are alone in any struggle, ever. Hope you enjoy your new home! Take a deep breath...it's gonna be ok. You're gonna be a-o-k.
Here is a great quote and it really fits; sometimes I go about pitying myself, when all the time I am being carried by great wings across the sky. You all are my "great wings" T
The last word in the previous com.ent is heart shine..( the Tablet))
Here's how it all got started; I was having trouble keeping this house together, it was too much for me. Even she. I WORK 4 days a week. Then Brian gets diagnosed with cancer. Kevin was up here for a show and I started whining to Kevin, ha. I need help, I can't do this all by myself ' well Kevin worried about us and finally started the funding site. Fast forward; God bless Stoney Goddard he gets wind of so.ethnic he can help with and the rest is what it is! Fantastic! Stoney also came to the aid of the Wood family she my grandson had cancer a x was in Children's Hospital for ages. Good people let their love shine .( this tablet scrappy excuse the errors please) Love to all of you you mAke my heartstrings. T