Just had a wonderful afternoon at a fundraiser for a family who lost their home to fire in New Elm. Although I did not know the Tompkins Family I was very happy to perform as part of this event.
Back in 2000 I lost my home to fire and remember vividly that it was those people who supported us after the loss that made it possible for us to survive the events of that day.
When I got back to the property and met up with the fire fighters it was as if they had the exact words to say to me to let me focus on the fact that we were all safe and the “stuff” we lost was just that.
I took those words and wrote a song about my loss which was my way to deal with this tragedy. Whenever I hear of another family going through that same experience I am brought back to that time in my life and always feel blessed and called to help in whatever way I can to ease the burden even if it is just a little bit.
They managed to raise over 3000 dollars at the event in the small community hall and that was impressive. Thanks again for allowing me to be part of this great community effort.