Fire Relief for Friends

Bastrop Fire. (Credit: AP)

As I’m sure you’ve heard, there’s been horrendous fires engulfing different parts of central Texas. The worst by far however, is in Bastrop (30 minutes outside of Austin) where so far 34,000 acres and 785 homes have been lost.  One of those homes belonged to my son’s piano (and my friend/former bass) teacher, Jonas Wilson and his girlfriend Jenny Gracy.

Jonas, humoring Clover by wearing my sunglasses while he’s giving a lesson.

Jonas and Jen–who are both musicians and bandmates in The White White Lights–shared not only their house, but also the recording studio where Jonas made a large portion of his living by composing and producing. With only a moments notice, they had to evacuate as both structures were devoured by flames. They lost everything–their clothing, furniture, music equipment, artwork…everything. I cannot even fathom how devastated and defeated they must feel.

Their families have set up a donation drive to help get them back on their feet.  You can read the full details about it here, or simply donate by clicking below. No amount is too small.

Thank you so much for your generosity!

With love,

2 Responses to “Fire Relief for Friends”

  1. HiLLjO

    Namaste to them!

    Vickie your generosity is wonderful! And yet another thing we have in common: being chick bassists.

  2. Christina C.

    Vickie this is a very nice thing to do for your friends. Thanks for reminding me that Americans are still decent.