Help us Save Fire Ravaged HM157

$4,762 of $15k goal

Raised by 108 people in 24 months
Natalie Baack
on behalf of Ian Maxwell
 LOS ANGELES, CA
Our beloved creative family and heart of the music and art scene in East LA - HM157 suffered a devastating loss today in a fire.  Luckily no one was hurt, but the back yard area was lost along with the performance space, an RV and an Airstream, leaving 2 residents without homes - they lost everything. The neighbors were affected too - a burned car and half the house. 

While its too soon to know how much they need, we do know they intend to rebuild, and will have a lot of additional costs to cover.  I'm setting a high goal so they can recover from whatever the damage will be as well as the loss of income from events that are now cancelled. 

I've not only performed there as a musician, but just a few months ago hosted a fundraiser there where I learned about their generosity, hard work, community spirit, and ginormeous hearts. Their support was more than I could have ever hoped and the space was nothing short of magical. I know I'm not alone in my heartbreak seeing the pictures of the damage. 

Please spread the word and give what you can to save this space that gives so much back to the community of Lincoln Heights and the arts community in LA as a whole.

To learn more about HM157, visit their website www.hm157.com and you can visit their Facebook page for updates.  https://www.facebook.com/HM157











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Update 6
Posted by Natalie Baack
23 months ago
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Hi amazing HM157 supporters. Charon wanted me to let you know that she is committed to helping the neighbors who also suffered damages from the fire. All funds will cover damages and insurance before going to a rebuild. Thanks again for your support. Keep spreading the word and check out HM157's facebook page and website for news of shows which will keep the venue alive and continue to fund the rebuild. The show must go on!

From Charon...
"We had a very nice meeting with the family next door last night.. Thankfully all their insurance policies are covering the new car & all the house & garage fire damage.. But there will be deductibles to pay for the car & house.. we let them know that money is being raised for all the fire victims to cover those costs....."
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Update 5
Posted by Natalie Baack
23 months ago
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An update from Charon as we pass the $4k mark! You guys have all been so generous....

We cannot thank everyone enough for all your support... We are blown away by the fact that this donation page has been shared over 700 times ! We have a wedding party scheduled June 20Th.. We aim to have our hospitality turned back on by then & help ALL the fire victims*** --Charon
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Update 4
Posted by Natalie Baack
24 months ago
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Holy cow you guys! We just passed $3000. So unbelievably generous.

Many of you have asked if there's anything you can donate to HM157. I've started a running list on google docs of things that were lost in the first. We'll add to as more is discovered. This covers all that was lost in the Airstream and the workshed - truly devastating losses to two of the residents. If you have any of these items to spare or can find, I know they would be so grateful.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OkanurOcMBE9BzFUtd1tP9sJ6kqRAGi4vKY6H5-fbeQ/edit?usp=sharing

Again, on behalf of the HM157 family. Thank you.
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Update 3
Posted by Natalie Baack
24 months ago
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This Friday the show will go on! From Charon...

We're putting on this swell show this Friday on the inside stage @ hm157....
Nora Keyes will announce the lineup tomorrow-ish****
Come see the horrendous fire damage in person !

https://www.facebook.com/events/431478180360923/
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$4,762 of $15k goal

Raised by 108 people in 24 months
Created May 2, 2015
Natalie Baack  
on behalf of Ian Maxwell
KL
$50
Kelly Logan
11 months ago
$25
Leontine Wallace
22 months ago

Love you all! XO

AS
$50
Albert Sheen
22 months ago
$50
Anonymous
22 months ago
JK
$100
Jenny Klein
23 months ago

Hope you are able to rebuild!!

DL
$20
Don Lewis
23 months ago
AB
$300
Angel City Brewery
23 months ago

Best of luck and all the best for getting back up on your feet.

ZL
$25
Zach Lewis
23 months ago
JW
$100
Jaime Lopez Wolters
23 months ago

What a huge loss! Glad no one was hurt.

CD
$50
Claire Didier
23 months ago
1
1

Long live HM157!

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