Theo's Oregon Wildfire Relief Fund. Please Help

Friends & Family
I am reaching out to you now in search of charity

The Alameda Oregon wildfire has destroyed nearly all of my valuable possessions & livelihood

For the purpose of GofundMe transparency, My legal first name is John, but I go by my  middle name, Theo

Ashland, Williams, and all points in between are a home for my heart because of the kind people, raw beauty & love that I feel here. I've been living out of my car in the valley & hills, attempting to survive through my art. Normally I make my living through the live music industry, but Covid dismantled that.
I had my belongings in my car but decided to safely store them away in the home of my friend in Talent, on Arnos Road, to go out on a mountain hiking foray, in search of nature healing. I figured, out of my car, nobody would be able to steal them while it sat unattended at mountain trailheads all day
But then it all burned anyway. Murphy's Law
As an incomplete list, I lost-
~1500+ hours of handsewn & cut leather art work
15- 20+ thousand dollars of art: all of my best work and most of what I've produced in the past ~4 years
-All of my luxury leather hats
-Many handmade ritual tools; Gourds & all of the Sun Discs
-30+ leather tobacco pouches
-All of my many dozens of leather portraits. Sphinx, cats, acorns, entheogens, Grateful dead states, etc
-Over 2000 dollars of art making materials, many handmade & rare beads
-70% of my entire wardrobe. All of my best clothing. Over a decade of thrifting: many rare/ bizarre/vintage/luxury irreplaceable pieces
My art and clothing are basically all I have

I'm holding in there okay but as you can imagine I'm feeling pretty disheartened. My smaller art pieces were one of my few sources of semi-consistent income, the best pieces were luxurious & this collection that burned was essentially the only thing of monetary value I owned. More significantly, it was a large chunk of the things of spiritual value that I owned ☹️ Creating my art is spiritual practice & a lot of what I make is intended for that purpose. It's a joy for me; a labor of love, blood, sweat, & tears. So the loss is deeper for me than the money.
I've lost a physical & symbolic chapter of my life & soul. Medicine. Legacy. Potential. 

What is inspiring me & giving me strength right now is the drive to use this destruction as fertilizer for growth

Please donate what you can, if you can, to help me begin anew creating meaningful & beautiful functional art which I intend to dedicate myself to as a full time gig, with the proper equipment. My plan is to produce many new hats & start designing & making unique vests & bags

I am feeling ambitious, but I need your help  
I will be using your donations for things like a professional leather sewing machine, tools, hides to work with, beads, classes & living expenses

I will be making gifts for those who donate to show my appreciation & love ❤️

Please help me in my time of need to rebuild my foundation, follow my heart & share it with you thank you

My Venmo is @JohnTheoBreezi, for tax free donations

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Donations

  • Stephen J Cam[pbell 
    • $50 
    • 26 d
  • LB Johnson Johnson 
    • $20 
    • 27 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 29 d
  • John Lussier 
    • $40 
    • 1 mo
  • Hannah Earley 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Theo Brezinski 
Organizer
Centralia, WA
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