My friend lost everything in Hurricane Michael - UPDATED x 3!
UPDATE: Thanks to everyone for helping. You guys are awesome. Some folks have had trouble with the paypal.me link, so you can go thru paypal.com and use his email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UPDATE 2: For those who wish to mail a check:
John Eugene Pline
4712 Park Blvd
Parker, Florida 32404
UPDATE 3: Just in from a mutual friend of mine and Gene's:
Finally got through to Gene. I had to use his phone # in order to send money. Paypal wanted two credit cards from me and them wanted a bank account#. I declined the bank #.! What a lot of grief! I then called Gene and talked to him for a hour or so. He is still living in a tent and waiting for insurance adjusters but is in good spirits and has many friends in the area. His phone number is 8507748635 (Thanks again,everybody!)
A buddy of mine from the old days just lost his house in Panama City, Florida. I am poor as a church mouse myself and don't know what to do to help him but to beg for alms. Asking for money is like my least favorite thing in the world. I never ask for myself – well I did once when I was stranded in Costa Rica – but otherwise never.
I understand that these are tough times in general and most people I know are scrambling to make it. But if you're more fortunate than that and would like to give a little to a truly righteous cause – this one is.
He's an old hippie rock-n-roll musician and a fine human being.
It's taken me this long to establish communications. He needs a chainsaw among other things. He can receive funds at: paypal.me/ bluepapa
Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity. We have to take care of each other in this world. More people need to get that message. I'm just glad I know so many people who do get it.