(Above — the fire’s aftermath.)
On Monday, October 3, 2022, Gary Hoover’s house and library burned completely to the ground. Gary lost everything he owned in the inferno but the clothes on his back and his car. The only good news is Gary ran out of the house, unharmed. The bad news is he has to start completely over.
Those who know Gary know he has spent his whole life doing two things: amassing one of the largest personal libraries in America (over 70,000 books) and serving and helping others, mentoring thousands of students and businesspeople worldwide. He used his uninsured house and library as a source for his speeches, classes, books, and online posts.
Gary’s many friends are rallying around him to help get him back on his feet. We want him to restart his life as soon as possible, so he can again be the productive, contributing lifeforce that he has been most of his 71 years on this earth.
Here is a link to an article from the Fayette County Record about the fire: