As many of you may know my family and I took a beating in Super Storm Sandy (it wasn’t a hurricane!). Aside from the kitchen table, an old family piece of furniture and a chair we lost everything below 4 feet or anything on the floor no matter how tall it stood. Our garage was even worse and sadly it’s where a lot of personal heirlooms were as well as a large part of my musical archives. It’s impossible to put into words what it’s like to have most of your life history washed away. Even worse – throwing away the soaking remains. Thankfully we’re surrounded by a very strong network of family and friends. Countless people have come out to help clean and rebuild our little world in Toms River, NJ. We’re beyond grateful for their kindness and love.
Outside our immediate area is even more people who have our backs including the incredible people at TrueFire. They started a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo for myself and two other members of the TrueFire teaching force – Bruce Arnold and Steve Adelson. While we have both flood and homeowners insurance (we had no choice if we wanted to get a mortgage on this house) all that assured goodness doesn’t cover what’s inside the house or garage nor does it cover the property in regards to fencing, landscaping, etc. The funds from this campaign will go directly to offsetting those costs. If you want to help and have no other way to do so, this is a great way to pitch in. 100% of these funds go directly to the three of us. No BS. If all you can do is send some friendly words of encouragement, that’s very welcome as well. Every little bit helps!
P.S. To all concerned gear zealots – I lost almost nothing. Whatever was lost was covered by the fine people at MusicPro. They were faster then FEMA!