Help Alex: Post Theft Recovery Fund
This morning I received a message from my brother, Alex, telling me that while he was away from his house his housemates broke into his room, stole his valuables, and his tools out of the garage. Currently, he has been in the transition of moving to a different home and was devastated to discover what had happened when he went to pack up more things this past weekened. Not only did he find his locked room door broken down, he found drug paraphanalia all over the house.
I am setting up this page as a call out to our community. Alex has been a mechanic for the past several years, and without his tools it is impossible for him to continue to do this. It is huge monetary loss to have these investements taken from him. While we do believe that things are just things - these allow him to pursue his passion and livelihood. Over the past year I have watched my brother battle more personal challenges than most people would be able to handle, and some how always come out on the bright side. But this particular situation requires more of our help.
If you can, please give to help Alex recover and replace his lost tools, and regain a little more hope in humanity. He has told me he would be willing to do exchanges of mechanical work (he is one of the best around) for donations - so if that is something you need please don't hesitate to ask. Also, please share this with your larger community. We're all better in this together. Thank you.
"I cannot express how much I appreciate everyone who has donated, shared, or messaged me with kind words or other forms of support.
Special thanks to my sister for creating the page so quickly. Even if you can't donate, please share publicly with your friends/family.
The two main people responsible for the theft and the selling of my tools and other property are Jalissa Johnson and Jeff Olesen, who apparently needed the money for drugs. I found belts, broken down pens, syringes, and tin foil with tar residue and plenty of other drug paraphernalia at my old house, amongst the ridiculous amount of garbage strewn throughout the house, and the odor of meth in 2 rooms. I never expected this to happen, but what's done is done. Thank you for reading, and all the continued support. I have all intentions to provide my time and service to anyone who can help, as I feel that I owe it to you. I would like to work for what is being given."
Thanks again, everyone - I'd love to see the mark hit 2,500 if we can to take some of the stress off my immediate family. But, truly, from the bottom of our hearts - thank you for rallying around Alex. Hope is not lost in the least. Please be praying and sending good thoughts that the hurt heals quickly.
I cannot express to everyone how much I appreciate all the help and kind words that you have provided. It brought me to tears to see how much has been raised while I was at work. I love all of you, and I hope good karma comes to all of you who donate, share, or speak kindly to me during this time. Thank you thank you thank you. Feel free to contact me if any of you need any kind of mechanic service done on any type of vehicle. I will be more than happy to provide my time and skills to any of you who help in any way once I can get some basic tools collected. Thank you again.