Help With Job After Truck Fire

On Monday, August 13th I left Provo, Utah with my Dad driving a 26' Budget moving truck and towing my Ford Ranger. Later that evening driving on eastbound I-80 about 28 miles east of Cheyenne, Wyoming Dad was driving and was flagged down by a driver passing in the left lane who pointed to the rear and told him to pull over. As Kerry pulled over and came to a stop I noticed smoke and got out of the truck. Upon getting to the back to look at where the smoke was coming from I noticed a flame coming from under the front driver side of the Ranger. I immediately called 911 to report a vehicle fire. The highway patrol dispatch got a fire crew on the way. By that time flames had engulfed the engine compartment and I unhitched the trailer and had Dad pull the truck forward. A highway patrol officer pulled up to divert traffic and the first tire exploded. It was at that point the entire cab and engine compartment became completely engulfed in flames and thick, black smoke. The fire department arrived about twenty five minutes later and by that time every tire had exploded and the gas had burned off. It was a total loss. I use this pickup truck to haul my music gear, as I make a living playing keyboards and piano. I'm on the way to start my doctorate in music at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Well... That gear was still inside the pickup truck and was all destroyed in the fire.It would be of enormous help to me and my family if I could quickly get the gear replaced and be able to provide income for my family. I already have three gigs scheduled in Illinois! Anyhow... Anything is appreciated. Much love to everyone!!
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Organizer

Kurt Reeder 
Organizer
Champaign, IL
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