How the Grinch Left Brian Stranded

Those who know Brian know him as a smart, hardworking and innovative mechanic who customized vehicles for off-roading events and shows.  Two months ago, he moved to Colorado to start a new chapter of his life, taking scarcely more than his beloved Jeep and his collection of carefully chosen tools that he had been curating since college.

Sadly, Brian’s garage was burglarized a few days ago by some unfeeling Grinches.  They cleaned him out, right down to the walls and it broke his heart.  They stole upwards of $8000 worth of goods, including all of his power tools, his jacks, stands and ramps, his wrenches and sockets and clamps, countless spare parts, even his Shop Vac. 

Brian is still finding his feet after an expensive move cross-country to follow his dream.  Now, he doesn’t have the resources to replace the tools he needs to repair his own vehicle, which doesn’t seem to be adjusting well to the altitude and weather in Colorado.

Among the tools stolen were his favorite Milwaukee power tools, chargers, and batteries, his standing toolbox filled with various hand tools, each for a specific purpose.  Many of these tools are irreplaceable, including those which were custom made by his father, his brother and friends.  Every day since college, Brian had used these tools to restore and modify his Jeep as well as those owned by friends and family who enjoyed off-roading on the beaches of Long Island.

Please help Brian get a head start so that he can at least replace the tools he needs to repair his own wheels.  Hopefully, this will restore some faith in his fellow man during this holiday season and it would mean the world to me to see that smile back on his face.  Thank you in advance for your kindness.


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Roseann Bianca 
Bay Shore, NY
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