New website set up so you can help PO3 Jarod Newlove’s family

The family friend who is helping organize efforts to assist the family of Petty Officer 3rd Class Jarod Newlove, the West Seattle sailor found dead in Afghanistan last week, has just set up a website: You can make donations to help PO3 Newlove’s family by going to jarodnewlovefamily.blogspot.com; the 25-year-old sailor leaves behind a wife and two very young children. Their friend, Hailey, also says they’re working on plans for a public event to remember and honor PO3 Newlove – no date/place set yet. 4 PM UPDATE: That event is now set for Tuesday – we’ve published a separate story here.

7 Replies to "New website set up so you can help PO3 Jarod Newlove's family "

  • DOC August 1, 2010 (11:58 am)

    I don’t want to sound bad by saying this, but did he not have the $400,000 in life insurance offered by the military?

    • WSB August 1, 2010 (12:16 pm)

      No idea, and regardless of how much insurance somebody involved in a tragedy – whether death, crime, whatever – did or did not have, it’s not as if a check shows up in your mailbox days later, though the bills sure don’t take a break – we had those questions about memorial funds very early in our news career and quickly learned about the reality. And even if that is an accurate amount – barely a dent against what might have been earned in the decades ahead by someone killed at 25 (keep in mind kids’ college costs too).

  • Diane Walter August 1, 2010 (12:29 pm)

    Sometimes it is not just the money it is knowing that other care in a time like this. Praying for this family.

  • MB August 1, 2010 (12:52 pm)

    Thank you for that response to that comment WSB. $400,000 won’t last long with a new house and 2 young children. Jarod is gone forever, not just the next few years.

  • Lucyred August 5, 2010 (12:22 pm)

    I’m wondering why you are making it sound as if the family is going to suffering a financial hardship. PO Newlove’s family should receive several hundred thousand dollars in life insurance through his SGLI and his family will have already received about six thousand dollars in immediate death benefits. There is as well funds each month as well as medical and many other benefits.

  • Ian Sarver August 9, 2010 (3:20 pm)

    My condlolences to you and yours.

  • Tiffany August 19, 2010 (4:11 pm)

    It’s amazing to me that people are actually discussing money as if that is what the family is thinking about right now. I know that they would give everything back to have Jarod back home alive. If you don’t want to support the family then don’t, but respect the loss they have gone through and those that do want to support them.

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