Help for family of Kyle Yorlets

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Hello friends.

The world just lost a bright and rising star, and we lost a beloved brother.

Kyle Yorlets, singer and songwriter for Carverton ,was shot and killed outside his home in west Nashville on February 7. He was 24.

His family are dairy farmers in Pennsylvania, a life-giving vocation that requires constant care and attention. We can't even begin to imagine having to deal with the grief and pain of losing a son ...

... and then having to handle the arrangements of travel, transport, and the hundreds of decisions and interactions required by something like this ...

... all the while having to arrange for the upkeep of a farm that needs full hands-on work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

We need your help. We are raising funds to help the Yorlets with what they need ...

-- Airfare, lodging, and travel expenses for the family.
-- Transport and funeral expenses for Kyle.
-- Financial aid for hiring help for the farm.

... and for any other expenses that may arise during this awful season of their life.

All money raised will go to cover the family's expenses. Any funds left over will go towards scholarship opportunities arranged by the Yorlets family in Kyle’s honor. 

Thanks for your support, both emotional and material.

John Ferguson, 

Father of Christian Ferguson, drummer
Band dad, fan of Carverton and all those who love them
Creator and executor of this fundraising campaign - any questions about disbursements can be directed to me through GoFundMe.

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First of all ... thank you so much for the outpouring of support and love for Kyle, his family and friends, and the band. The Yorlets family in en route to Nashville as I write this, and we can't wait to share with them your thoughts, prayers, notes of encouragement, and material gifts.

This campaign has exceeded all our expectations. Your generosity has overwhelmed us, and we want to make sure we honor your gifts by using wisdom, accountability, and transparency to disburse these funds.

I will be the initial executor of the funds. We have secured a home near the Belmont campus in Nashville for the family to stay while in town, and will use funds to pay for that rental through Airbnb. We will stock the fridge and pantry for the family's stay, and provide for anything they need while here.

We will give all the remaining funds to the Yorlets for their discretion in using them. Kyle's mother has had conversations with Kyle's high school about creating a scholarship in Kyle's memory. We will work alongside the Yorlets family to make sure all their needs are met, and that Kyle's legacy of love, joy, and music live on.

If you have any questions about this fund, its goals, or its execution, please contact us.

Thank you so much,

John Ferguson
Band dad, and fan of those who love Carverton
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