Thank you to everyone for their generous support and donations. The list of people who have helped is long and continues to grow.
Now down to business. At the request of Kathy Nebbitt, I have designated a trusted friend of the Nebbitts as the account's 'beneficiary.' This friend is currently overseeing their finances. For multiple reasons, it was not possible to set Kathy or Raynard as the beneficiary, even though that would have been the easy way. After consulting many professionals (including the GoFundMe team), we came to this solution.
The beneficiary has full and sole power to withdraw the money and use it to benefit the Nebbitts.
A note from Kathy Nebbitt (Aug 16, 2017):
"In behalf of Raynard and Kathy Nebbitt we would like to thank the Webster Groves and entire St Louis Community for all of your help and support. I have tears of Joy and grateful unto you. Thank you Mr Huy for setting up this account. As we go, we will keep you informed. I'm a behind due to being in hospital. I'm regaining my strength and are in high pursuit! Can't wait to get back home! Love you"
You might have seen him on the overpass waving to motorists on Interstate 44, but never knew his name. His name is Raynard Nebbitt. He's 59 years old. He and his sister (and also his care taker) Kathy, are trying to find their way back home to Webster Groves. Because of a medical condition that forced Kathy to move farther away, Raynard also had to move and stay with friends. But that hasn't stopped Raynard from biking to his beloved overpass, most of time carrying a replica model of the bridge on his handle bars.
Now they're reaching out for help. The siblings are trying to find a home to rent, specially needing a place that is handicapped accessible and has few or no steps.
This fund is to help with undetermined expenses. All of the funds raised (less GoFundMe's fees) will go to the benefit of Raynard and Kathy).