Friday, December 07, 2007

More on Helping Bobby Sax and Tony Heath

(Image: Steve Dixon, Asheville Citizen-Times. Robert "Bobby Sax" Hughes playing his new saxophone on the streets of Asheville today)

I just got off the phone with someone from Bobby Sax's church who's been in touch with Bobby. Turns out that Tony Heath, Bobby's friend who also lost everything in the fire, not only lost the tools he needs for work (he's a cabinet-maker), but also lost the vintage motorcycle he used to participate in the Smoky Mountain Toy Run and the Shriners' "We Ride So Kids Can Walk" events.

Heath also lost some Christmas gifts bought for his 10-year-old son, who turns 11 on December 28, as well a collection of baseball memorabilia including more than 10,000 baseball cards and 40-50 autographed bats. The son also lost his Playstation.

From the comments of today's Asheville Citizen-Times article:

Now let's help get Bobby into a more stable home. He's staying at a motel and has need of other goods. Tony Heath, Bobby's friend, who also lost everything, needs tools and items for both himself and his ten year old son.

Here's how to give:

The Asheville Tourists have set up a collection fund. Checks can be made out to Eblen Charities with Bobby Sax/Tony Heath Relief Fund written in the memo.

Checks can also be mailed to:

The Bobby Sax/Tony Heath Relief Fund
c/o The Asheville Tourists
McCormick Field
30 Buchanan Place
Asheville, NC 28801

Donations and checks can also be dropped off at McCormick Field Mon.-Fri. from 8:30-5:30.

For more information, send email to iambermoon (at) bellsouth (dot) net

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