Place & date set for fundraiser to help locksmith arson victim


As we first showed you yesterday, that’s the banner inspired by the efforts of WSB Forum members who quickly and intensively launched a campaign to help Puget Sound Key and Lock rebuild from last Friday’s arson – and tonight, less than a week after the still-unsolved fire, following hours of collaboration and brainstorming plus lots of community help, they’ve set the date and place for a fundraising event: Saturday, April 19, Admiral Pub. Mark your calendar; more details to come. They’re also still soliciting auction items; please check out this forum thread if you can help with that. (Also, as the banner says, you can donate to the Puget Sound Key and Lock account at any Wells Fargo branch.)

5 Replies to "Place & date set for fundraiser to help locksmith arson victim"

  • WSG March 28, 2008 (8:19 am)

    Isn’t having fire insurance part of being a responsible business owner? I feel for the owner being forced to go thru all of this, but why should we help pay for his lack of responsibility?

  • WSB March 28, 2008 (8:42 am)

    Certainly, donating to things like this is a matter of personal choice. One interesting stat we heard recently in correspondence is that a surprisingly large number of business owners do not have fire insurance – I haven’t found verification yet but the number anecdotally mentioned was 40%.

  • Sue March 28, 2008 (12:14 pm)

    WSG, while I don’t know for sure, I bet that kind of coverage for a small business is rather pricey. It’s like most people I know with older cars have only the liability coverage and nothing else, all due to the cost of the coverage versus the perceived low risk of needing it.

  • Aim March 28, 2008 (12:36 pm)

    The owner already commented that the cost was prohibitive, and because he was in a brick building with brick walls, he didn’t think it was a very high risk.

    As he said, “nobody counts on a firebomb.”

    WSG: there is no obligation to do anything. However, as a community, helping out other members of the community when it’s needed has its own rewards. We ALL have times when we need help, and I’d hope that I would always be willing to do anything I could to assist a neighbor in need.

  • JanS March 28, 2008 (3:20 pm)

    Aim…couldn’t have said it better…thanks :)

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