The bottom line is that as of February 3rd, 2019 Bill will again become homeless. Finding him a suitable share rental that he can both afford and that will meet his needs will be exceedingly difficult in Orange County's high priced rental market. And unfortunately, even finding an assisted living facility in OC that will accept his modest SSI income will be hard. (There are only three such facilities that I know of and they often do not have openings.) However myself and other friends of Bill (as well as Bill himself) are doing our best to locate something. In the meantime Bill will again need some help.
Donations are welcome but I am also asking if anyone has any ideas on a place for Bill. After living in his van for many years Bill is used to compact spaces. But since he no longer drives the van option is out. All he needs is a space to sleep, do simple (microwave) cooking, accommodate a small writing table and access to a bathroom. This could be a garage, a space in a warehouse (or business) - or something else creative. He likes being in Orange County where he grew up and where much of his surfing career took place. But he is willing to move elsewhere if need be. If anyone has any ideas they can contact me (Bob Drury) directly by clicking on the envelope next to my name.
The new goal is 5,000, which includes the amount that was raised and spent last year. I am assuming we will need approximately the same this year (about 2,500.00). Hopefully we will find a more permanent place for Bill to stay.
Bill's main interest these days is to finish his memoir. This covers his family in Southern California going back to the 1920's and with some early Hollywood connections. It also covers his own involvement in surf culture, beginning in the 1950's.
For those not familiar with Bill Fury, I recommend an article by Corky Carroll in the Orange County Register titled: "The Elegance of Bill Fury". This is available on line.
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