There are a lot of people in financial distress right now for a lot of reasons, but this is one that I know personally, so I’m going to use our platform to make an ask.
You might know Craig Powers as one of our basketball-loving writers and my podcast co-host. If you’ve ever met Craig at a game in Pullman, there’s actually a pretty decent chance you’ve met his dad, Steve Powers. Steve is an incredibly kind man who is a whole lot of fun to be around.
On Saturday night, Steve was dealt a real bad break when the storms that blew through eastern Washington resulted in a lightning strike that in turn sparked a fire that burned a significant portion of his family’s home and has rendered it unlivable.
Steve, his wife Nancy, and her two sons are OK from a physical standpoint, but you can imagine the stress that such a disaster has caused — belongings on the lawn overnight, spending all day Sunday moving all the surviving non-essential possessions into a storage facility, spending the rest of the time moving the essential possessions into temporary housing, then finally trying to find a new place to live.
And also needing to pay for all that. Rent for the storage unit. First and last months rent for a new place — plus a deposit. Oh, and by the way, you might have noticed a lot of people are out of work right now. Without getting into more details, let’s just say this has been a real tough time for their family, independent of the fire.
Like I said, we all know there are a lot of hurting people right now, and there are a lot of places you can send money that need the help. However, if you’d like to lend a hand to Steve and Nancy, here you go.
Thank you to so many of you that have given to help out my dad and his wife. They are so appreciative and it’s made a hard time a little easier. Just spent the day helping them move the salvaged stuff to storage while they look for a new place to live. https://t.co/c5Ig3dmzHI— ⭐️⭐️ (@TheCraigPowers) June 1, 2020