Save Rays Records RPM Music

$1,990 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 1 month

In July of 2016, I, Ray Pate, opened RPM MUSIC CHICAGO.   For the 2 Years I was here I struggled but always paid the rent. For a good amount of that time I was making weekly payments that the landlord was accepting.  Then one day out of the blue, he said: "I need money, pay everything now or I will put all of your stuff in the street !"  He then illegally and unethically turned off my electricity service and water.  I called the city, they came out and ordered him to restore services. He ignored their orders !  Then on Friday the 7th of September he locked me out of my store. Then, that night,  night he came back with a truck and tried to steel my inventory and possessions, but was (very luckily for me) seen by neighbors who called me.   I arrived with the police who ordered him to put everything back and promise to leave me access to the store.   The following day I I find I can't get in because the locks were changed, which is again illegal and massively unethical.  On top of all of this I had to be hospitalized for several days for a  serious infection in my leg.   LOL I know this is like a bad C&W Song!  While I was  in the hospital he robbed my store of over $100,000 in product which was again illegal and unethical and against the direct orders of the Chicago Police.    Please help me stop this guy from destroying my business.  I have to take him to court to get my inventory back which will be expensive. Estimates are from 10 to 15k. The costs of relocating will be similar. Please help!  My store is my life.  At the moment, due to many factors, without your help I will be out of business. Please help restore RPM Records at a new location.  Thank you so very much.  Ray Pate.  Oh, to say thank you, donors will receive a lifetime discount TBD at RPM!
+ Read More

$1,990 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 1 month
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
Michael Sewall
3 days ago
Kristina Bankemper
6 days ago
Paul Quinn
10 days ago
Lily Shallow
11 days ago
Jeffrey Raines
16 days ago
Melissa Rivest
16 days ago
Aurelia Kulig
16 days ago
Karina Palukaitis
16 days ago
Erin Boyd
17 days ago
Cathy Jones
17 days ago
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.