Being so grateful that your mother was safe,
while at the same time learning that her home -
the home your family had for years-
the home you had last seen your father in before he passed away -
had gone up in flames -
as well as the home that you owned which was right next door....
We can't bring back the motorcycle that Rober was rebuilding (that had been his father's), or his other motorcycles that were in the garage (that hadn't made it to Portland), we can't bring back his father's journals, the family pictures, his wrestling trophies, or the many precious memories...
The least we can do is replace some of the many items Robie and his mom lost and perhaps even get him a nest egg towards replacing one of those motorcycles since both were in mid-repair and uninsured.
Thankfully Rober had moved to Portland and was renting out his home, so he & Hobbes, and many of his belongings were spared.
There is much to be grateful for and there is still a huge financial impact.
You all know Rober; you know he is not one to ask for help.
You know he has fought some hard battles and is a warrior that gives all he has and always pulls through.
It would be nice for us to show him how much we care and that we have his back.
He was the Landlord that immediately refunded rent out of his own pocket to his tenants that were now homeless- even if that was money already spoken for- even if there was no insurance reimbursing him for anything.
Right now he is helping to care for another young family with a 3-month-old baby that has moved in with him since they are homeless after losing their home to this fire.
He has also been working tirelessly along with his brother to find solutions for their mom.
All while working full time and preparing for a big career transition...
We know that this pandemic has hit a lot of people hard and that a lot of folks do not have much to give, and we totally respect that.
We also know a lot of people love Rober dearly and would love to be able to help in any way that they can.
Even if you can chip in $20-$35 - it will help get us closer to the goal.
For those that asked about Venmo and find that easier- Rober's Venmo is @Rober-Lawrence
Thank you for being dear to him and please feel free to pass this along.
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