I got the call 11 pm September 25 from our neighbor on Big Island that my dads Art Temple was engulfed in flames; thankfully my Dad made it out okay and no one was hurt. Amanda and I hopped on the earliest flight, hitched a ride to the house and walked down the driveway to see the surrounding trees scorched and the Art Temple reduced to charcoal. Everything a total loss, including his new Tacoma filled with all the tools needed to run his landscaping business.
Majority of his assets and items were not covered under insurance, making it difficult to continue running his business.
There are major changes in the works as we sort out the next steps for Pari. He has such a positive mind set that he sees the fire as ‘burning of the ego’ and a chance to transform. Unfortunately his debt, lack of savings or insurance coverage has left him in a tight spot. My dad is an eccentric, loving, and devotional artist and is the first to lend a hand when asked. He always gave strangers a chance, lending out over $10,000, brand new bicycles, a place to sleep… usually never to see it returned but that has never stopped him… he is just that kind of guy. If you have ever met him, then you know just how giving and sincere he is with everyone he meets.
We are asking for any donation to help my Dad move into the next chapter in his life.
Ken G. Kosada
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