Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Papa Trauma Fundraiser

This is a picture of my brother, Kerry, when he was helping me with a big project in my yard in February. He's a big guy with a generous and kind heart, but now he has a big problem. He was in a serious ATV accident on April 16th and is now paralyzed. With two sons on missions, and the type of "insurance" you can get when you are self-employed, you can imagine how tight finances are going to be. I know things are tight for a lot of people right now, and, really, Azucar makes a good point: it reeks that we have to ask for help in a situation like this, but I'm asking anyway. If you are in the area and would like to help, Kerry's neighbors have organized a fundraiser. Please stop by this Saturday and either donate stuff to sell or make a few purchases. Here is the information from the flier:

A tragic accident has left our friend Kerry Ashby paralyzed. All proceeds will go toward medical needs, making the home wheel chair accessible, and rehabilitation.

Neighborhood Yard Sale
Sat May 1st at 7 am
162 East 500 South Provo

Please donate any items that can be sold.
Drop off at the above address at any time.

A financial contribution would be greatly appreciated!
Donations will be collected at:

Freedom Credit Union
815 North Freedom Blvd.
Provo, UT 84604

Checks written to Kerry Ashby
Donations can also be dropped off at the yard sale location anytime.

For questions call Cheryl Sheffield at 801-830-8932

Thank you for your support in this effort!


Michelle Jones said...

Julie, if you go to paypal, you can go to the Personal setting, then click "Get Paid" then click "accept donations". You can then copy the html and make a donate button on your blog. If you'll do this, I promise you'll get some good instant donations. I will be one of them!

Tiffany said...

oh my goodness, I am so sorry, your poor brother and family, what a terrible accident. He is in our prayers.

Geo said...

I am so sorry about this, and sorry I haven't been up-to-date on my blog-reading. Are there any more fundraisers happening? The credit union account will stay open, yes? Love to you and your dear ones, Julie. Love and prayers and many helping hands. xoxo

Sister Pottymouth said...

Thank you, Geo. Yes, the credit union account will stay open. E-mail me and I can get you the account number. You can drop of donations there, if you so wish. I haven't heard yet of any other fundraisers, but I'm hoping there will be more.