Lee’s Summit mayor feels like ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with 2018 tree lighting

LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — Original Post

Christmas movies are something most of us enjoy every year, but for the mayor of Lee’s Summit, it’s a part of his life every day. He’s a holiday binge watcher of one holiday classic, and says it really is a wonderful life.

With this year’s early snowfall it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Lee’s Summit, but for Mayor Bill Baird, it looks like Christmas every day. His office full of memorabilia of the film “It’s a Wonderful Life.” From framed photos, books, plates, posters, and props to miniature displays of the fictional Bedford Falls, New York, where the film is set.

“I call it magical. It’s a magical movie,” Baird said.

He still can’t get over how the movie made him feel when he saw it at 15 years old.

“Every time it was on I couldn’t stop watching it,” Baird said. “It was mesmerizing. Just because of the details of the movie, and how each person’s life affects so many others.”

“He loves what the movie brings to individuals lives, and the elements throughout the whole movie that you watch the main character go through,” his wife, Hillory Baird said.

His collection is something he’s worked on for years, and Baird says, it reminds him about what is important in life each day.

“I felt like this was a roadmap for how you should live your life,” Mayor Baird said. “And then, there’s the fact that we have Karolyn Grimes ‘Zuzu’ coming to town, and what a better way to kick off your holiday season?”

In his first tree lighting as mayor he will get to flip the switch with the girl who let the world know when a bell rings another angel gets it’s wings.

“It will probably be one of the most special things he’s ever done,” Hillory Baird said. “Getting to be a part of this community that we love, and then having this iconic person come to be a part of a great tradition we have in the Lee’s Summit downtown. It’s going to mean the world to him.”

“I’ve always loved the movie, but now that I’m mayor and to think about the community coming together at the end of the movie, man, that’s that`s the kind of community we have and we aspire to be,” Mayor Baird said.

The tree lighting will be on Friday, November 16th in Howard Stanton Park at 6:30 p.m. If you would like the chance to meet Karolyn Grimes there are two opportunities for you.

  • Friday, November 16th at Smoke Brewing Company from 7-9 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 17th at Red Door Wine Store from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

For more information on the tree lighting visit the City of Lee’s Summit website here. 

Parents raise concerns after 10-year-old Missouri boy attempts to take his own life

NEVADA, Mo. — Original Post

A 10-year-old Missouri boy is on life support at Children’s Mercy after he tried to take his own life last Friday.

His parents told FOX4’s Sherae Honeycutt he seemed fine when the 4th-grader came home from school, but minutes later, everything changed.

“He just couldn’t do it,” said Britany Lewis, Landen Lewis’ mother. “All I wanted to do was save my little boy.”

When he came home on Friday, his parents said Landen seemed happy, hugged them, and then went to his room.

“I was like no. It’s not real. It’s not real,” Lewis said. “All I could think was I’ve got to get him to breathe. I’ve got to get him to breathe.”

The fact that Landed tried to take his own life is something that still confuses his parents.

“We never received a phone call from the school,” said Jon Guss, Landen’s stepfather. “He never said a word. He came home happy and giddy, and everything was wonderful. The whole world was perfect — and then this.”

That was until they said the Bryan Elementary principal called while Landen was in the hospital.

“I didn’t even know he’d been in trouble three times until the principal had called me and told me that she had pulled him out of class three times and wouldn’t tell me why,” Lewis said.

FOX4 reached out to the school for a response to these allegations, and superintendent Dr. Tyson Beshore responded saying, “Unfortunately I will not be able to respond to your questions due to privacy rights.”

Landen’s parents said he’s in a better place and are hoping to donate his organs. They said it’s something he’d talked to them about before.

“Mom, I can save kids,” Lewis said. “That’s what he wants. He would have wanted to do that.”

They hope Landen’s memory can bring change in his school and inspire others to be kind.

“That we’re able to help other children that think it’s too late, that there’s no sense in living,” Lewis said. “Because there are people out there that care. There are people that will help them no matter what.”

The Nevada R-5 School District released a statement Tuesday saying, in part:

“It is important for our school and community to come together in this time of need to provide comfort to everyone. We request your respect during this time of tragedy.”

If you feel like you’re in a situation and don’t have much hope, suicide is not the answer. You matter. Help is available through the National Suicide Prevention line at 1-800-273-TALK, or call the National Hopeline at 1-800-SUICIDE.

Clay County Sheriff’s Department makes arrest in widespread metro storage unit thefts

LIBERTY, Mo. — Original Post

A group of people are targeting metro storage units. Investigators made an arrest in the ring, and now they want to find the owners of stolen property.

Over eight months, investigators say burglars have pried into storage units to take items of value and sometimes anything they could get their hands on.

The thefts took place from January to August 2018 and are tracked back to Clay, Clinton and Ray counties. Photos of the recovered items show piles of items waiting to be returned back to their owners.

Clay County Sheriff’s Dep. Jon Bazzano said most of the items taken were tools, electronics and regular items you’d find around the house. Bazzano said if you have a storage unit, it’s important to keep a record of the items inside.

“A lot of people, their phones don’t leave their pockets, don’t leave their person,” Bazzano said. “A lot of the information that you want available to you when something like this happens — you don’t want to have to go searching high and low for it. So in the day and age we live in, it`s probably easier to keep things right with you.”

One person is under arrest in this case, and charges have been filed. Bazzano said they’re hoping to connect more people to these thefts and bring additional charges in the near future.

The department posted about the thefts on Facebook, and Bazzano said they are getting a number of calls already with people looking for and finding their lost items.

If you believe you are a victim of storage theft in these incidents, you are encouraged to contact the appropriate sheriff’s department.

Lawrence home built by basketball creator James Naismith on the market

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Original Post

It’s the “other” house in Lawrence that basketball built, and now it’s up for sale.

The owners say James Naismith built the home by hand and are hoping a family will love the house as much as they have.

The last time the house at the corner of 17th and Mississippi was on the market was more than 50 years ago.

Owner Lew Llewellyn says he loved it from the beginning. The 90-year-old lived there most of his life with his wife and their five children as they grew up. When his late wife saw the house, she knew she wanted it.

“She said ‘I’ve seen a house that I want to own, and it’s for sale,'” Llewellyn said. “It was a nice big house, and we thought a pretty house. So here we are.”

Llewellyn coached and taught at Haskell University before he retired and loved spending time with his family in their four-bedroom home.

“The wonderful memories is one of the good things about living here, and of course, the fact that we knew when we bought the house that James Naismith had built it,” Llewellyn said. “The guy could use his hands.”

Llewellyn said Naismith lived in the house for nine years after he built it, and his family is the third to own it.

“It was a cool thing. Probably didn’t appreciate it until I was a little older, but yeah, we talked about it,” his daughter Amy Wilson said.

Wilson is helping her dad sell the house, and says she has countless memories there.

“It took my dad a few years after she passed away before he reached that decision himself that he’s like, okay, I can move on now,” Wilson said.

“It was my home for so long, and raised my children here. And of course, I’ve been gone now just a little over two months, and I`m kind of getting over that. But I still come back by and look at the place,” Llewellyn said.

Wilson said the house went on the market back in March, but even in it’s good condition they haven’t had an offer yet.

“Most of the Realtors I talk to can’t believe this house is not sold yet,” Wilson said.

She thinks with the house only having one-and-a-half bathrooms for the four bedrooms may be what’s keeping buyers away.

“Someone might want to remodel the kitchen, add another bathroom upstairs, and possibly even update the bathroom — even though it has a lot of charm,” Wilson said.

Llewellyn said whoever buys the house can make creative upgrades just like the innovative man who made it.

“To me, it would be ideal for a family, a young family, like we were when we bought it to move in here,” Llewellyn said. “I think it would be ideal to them just like it would be ideal to us.”

The house is walking distance from Allen Fieldhouse and is currently priced at $300,000. For more information on the home, check out the listing here.

Missouri named top travel destination for 2019 by the Wall Street Journal

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Original Post

Japan, the Maldives, and…. Missouri?

The Wall Street Journal listed the Show-Me State as one of the top intriguing travel destinations in 2019. So if you know someone looking to go on vacation, you may want to recommend your own state — or city!

“I’m not surprised,” Kansas City resident Kathryn Long-Wilson said.

“It makes sense,” Kansas City resident Peter McClellan said. “It makes sense because more and more people ask where I’m from and I say I live in Kanas City, and they say, ‘Oh! I heard that’s a cool place!'”

The folks over at Visit KC aren’t surprised either. Derek Klaus, their director of communications, said Kansas City has a lot to be proud of.

“With its arts and convention experience and the street car, the breweries, with everything that’s happening downtown,” Klaus said. “We have a whole new story to tell, and I’m glad that people are starting to take notice.”

However, it’s not just the city’s revitalization, but the culture that keeps people coming back to the City of Fountains.

“When I first visited Kansas City, I was shocked at how much culture and food and art, the support for the arts. I mean, there`s just such a vibrant culture here,” Long-Wilson said.

“You never know who you’re going to connect with, and I think that — to me — maybe people are intrigued by the idea that when they come here it’s not what they thought it was going to be,” McClellan said.

The article also cited KC’s new 21c Museum Hotel as a reason to visit.

Visit KC said they hope people come, visit and stay in the largest city in this intriguing state.

“St. Louis might have the arch,” Klaus said. “We’ve been working on this new downtown experience for the last 10 years. Over the last decade, more than $9 billion worth of renaissance has been poured into our backyard creating a whole new experience.”

Klaus said year over year, the number of Kansas City’s visitors continues to grow.

“There’s a lot more in store. When you look at the Lowes Hotel coming in 2020, the new airport single terminal coming in 2022 — we’ve got nowhere to go but up,” Klaus said.

The article also sites the revitalization of the St. Louis Arch and the city’s growing tech community as reasons to visit. The selection comes a little over a year after the NAACP issued a travel advisory for the state. It cited some race-based incidents in the state in 2017.

Clinton salon cuts hair to cut costs for local girl with genetic disorder

CLINTON, Mo. — Original Post

Harlee Howell is a 2-year-old from Clinton, Mo. She’s just like most other kids her age, but she was born with a genetic disorder.

On Nov. 28, she’s going to have a big surgery, and one local salon is hoping to cut costs for this family in need.

Harlee knows how to count to five, but sometimes she forgets the number four. Her mom, Janelle Howell, said it’s nothing she can’t learn. Harlee isn’t new to overcoming obstacles.

“We just feel so blessed that God gave her to us,” Howell said. “When the genetic counselor mentioned Pfieffer Syndrome, it was the very first time I`d ever heard of Pfeiffer Syndrome, and it was terrifying.”

But Howell isn’t new to obstacles either. She went through 14 years of infertility and a miscarriage. Then she said God gave her Harlee.

Harlee Howell

Pfeiffer Syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes bone growth issues, especially with the skull. It can fuse at an extremely young age causing issues for a growing child.

“After her first surgery, I realized she is a warrior, and I’m strong now because of her,” Howell said. “She deserves a strong mother. She deserves somebody who is as strong as her. I`m strong now because of her. I gather my strength from her.”

“I just, I wanted to help,” Chelsie Stoops said. “I thought that could be me. That could be my daughter. That could have been my family.”

Stoops went to high school with Howell and also owns the Snips n’ Clips salons in Clinton and Warrensburg.

“Everybody has stress, has things that they struggle in life,” Stoops said. “They’ve got extra stress. They’ve got more things that they have to worry about, and they deserve the help, you know.”

Stoops started a fundraiser for Harlee’s upcoming surgery, set up a raffle and is having a hair-a-thon where 25 percent of each haircut goes back to Harlee.

“She`s kind of an inspiration for all of us,” Snip n’ Clip manager Billie Huff said. “The strength she doesn’t even know she has yet.”

“I think it is a great give back to the community,” hairstylist Tracy Stevenson said. “I think it is a great way to get her name out there, and give back to children who need help.”

“Whatever we have to do,” Stoops said. “If we’ve got to work sun up to sun down, we’ll do it.”

“There’s not words to express the gratitude,” Howell said. “You hold it in your heart. You remember that there is good. There are people that care. There are people rallying around your family, that they’re praying, and you try to repay it when you can.”

If you would like to help Harlee you can donate through Facebook, contact Snip n’ Clips in Clinton at 660-885-9231 to purchase raffle tickets, or make a hair appointment for the hair-a-thon that runs Nov. 2-4 from open to close.

Crossroads building collapse raises questions, leaves residents displaced

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Original Post

A building collapse in the Crossroads District leaves at least two people without a home, and questions about why exactly it fell apart.

The building at the corner of E. 18th St. and Locust is what some might call an eyesore before, and after the collapse. However, two metro men called it home. They say it’s always been a work in progress, but what they didn’t know is according to Kansas City, Missouri’s Office of Planning and Development, there were no permits allowing them to live there. Nor for the construction they say they saw and heard all around them.

Kansas City’s Crossroads District is always changing, always moving, always artistic. Old buildings are turned new, and new businesses embrace the district’s history. A perfect space for the city’s young and creative.

“I found this apartment on Craigslist,” Matthew Crilly said. “It was advertised just like any other apartment in the housing wanted section.’

Crilly loved the character of the loft he found at E. 18th & Locust.

“I was actually the first one to see it, and there were nine appointments lined up, so I just went ahead and got it on the spot,” Crilly said.

He told his friend Connor Maguire about the second unit, and the men enjoyed being neighbors. The men thought they found their home in a prime location int he center of the Crossroads.

“I wanted to make that place my home,” Maguire said. “I’ve lived in Kansas City for two years, and I’ve moved around several times, and I thought that I was ready to invest in that place.”

Jackson County sale records show a company called 500 E. 18th Street LLC bought the building at the end of March. Missouri’s state records show the building is owned by construction lawyer Jody Gondering, with Mark K. Abbott listed as it’s registered agent. The website for Abbott Properties shows the company is involved in many projects in the Crossroads. Abbott Properties, headed by primary partner, Matt Abbott, appears to have a sold foundation in the city.

Then the collapse happened. On the morning of October 6, the floor fell out of Maguire’s apartment. He says he’s grateful to be alive. Both Maguire and Crilly were out of town at the time of the collapse. Crilly woke up to a voicemail from an Abbott Properties representative who said there had been “a little bit of a situation” in his building. Maguire woke up to people wondering if he was alive.

Artist, Oliver Wright, painted his “Squidanda” mural on the side of the building for the SPRASEEMO festival three weeks before the collapse. It was mostly destroyed in the collapse, but he hopes what’s left will be incorporated if the building is rebuilt.

“It was a little heartbreaking,” Wright said. “After you put a labor of love into something like a mural of this size. They don`t know for sure what happened, but I think with all the rain that happened, it just- and the construction – created a perfect storm.”

The building was nearly 100 years old, and tenants say work crews were making changes.

“When I moved in it was quiet,” Maguire said. “There wasn’t really a lot going on, but over the first month there started to definitely be construction. I noticed a lot of people in and out of the building downstairs, and upstairs.”

“I saw that there was a big dumpster in the lower level,” Crilly said. “They had the garage door open over here to my left, and they had a bobcat in there. I don`t know exactly what they were doing, but they were loading dirt or something.”

Crilly says most days, crews were in the building and he saw them replacing electrical and adding heating and air conditioning. All things you would need city permits for. FOX4 Problem Solvers checked with Kansas City’s Planning and Development Department. A plans examiner explained the building had no current approved permits for construction on the building itself, and hadn’t had any since the purchase of the building.

However, they did tell FOX4 about one denied permit. A department representative told Problem Solvers a company called Crossroads East, also owned by Gondering, and branded online as “an Abbot Properties Development” applied for the permit near the end of September – before the collapse. The name on the permit – Craig Donnell, who is listed as the Master Electrician on the Abbott Properties website.

The application indicated it was for electrical work on a project entitled “The Galleria,” to put in individually metered electrical units in the building. The city denied it. The examiner said while the building is zoned for residential use the company had no permit to let anyone live there. According to the examiner, a company would need the building to both be zoned and permitted for both – which means Crilly and Maguire shouldn’t have been living there. The examiner responded to the company saying if they could prove residents were legally allowed to live there they would approve the permit.

“I was just surprised, honestly,” Crilly said. “It was never brought up during the application process, and I was just surprised to find out that they didn’t have the proper permits for us to be living here.”

Both men say they rented their apartments through 500 E. 18th St. LLC, and their electricity costs were included with the rent. After the collapse, both are staying with friends and family, and say Abbott Properties hasn’t been much help. Maguire lost all his belongings, and Crilly only had about five minutes to gather a few of his things.

“They tried to cash my rent check for the month,” Crilly said.

FOX4 reached out to Abbott Properties, and Gondering’s law firm of Hennesy & Gondering P.A. After scheduling an interview with Abbott Properties they rescheduled, and then cancelled the interview when FOX4 declined to provide them our questions ahead of the meeting. We reached out again for an interview through the investigation process and Abbott Properties formally declined. FOX4 asked for a statement, but one was never sent. Gondering’s firm never responded to our request.

“I definitely don’t have a bed,” Maguire said looking up at where his apartment once was. “That’s definitely gone, but I have myself. Every time I get sad I remember that I have myself, and that’s what’s important.”

They also say, while a loft or apartment might seem cool, from now on they will take the extra effort to make sure it’s legal.

“It may be an awesome location,” Crilly said. “It may have a ton of character, but apparently things like this do happen, so think twice when you’re thinking about renting an older building.”

The men filed a complaint with the city, and they are looking into it. If the city finds work was done without a permit the owners could face a fine. The examiner with the city planning and development department says their office is not aware of any projects in the work for the building.

Shawnee mom concerned after bullets fly into her apartment, barely missing toddler

SHAWNEE, Kan. — Original Post

Someone shot into a Johnson County apartment complex and narrowly missed a toddler. Now, the mother of that child says she’s living in fear that it’s going to happen again.

“Bang, bang, bang, bang,” said the mother who asked her identity not be revealed for her and her family’s safety. “Over and over again.”

She said the bullets flew into her apartment as she was trying to feed her 1-year-old child dinner.

“The first thing I did is I grabbed my daughter, and we both went just straight down to the ground,” she said.

On Sept. 23, around 8:30 p.m., Shawnee police said someone shot their gun around 15 times at the Oasis Apartment Complex. The mother said two of those bullets went through her patio door.

Gunshots ripped through a Shawnee family’s patio door in September, barely missing a toddler inside.

“I was just pretty upset because we don`t see this kind of crime in our community or in our neighborhood — period,” she said. “Honestly, I was just in fear for my life, and I’m in fear now.”

She sustained bruising on her arm and leg from the fall, not to mention glass that she continues to find weeks later in her apartment.

“The bullets had came so close that there were shards of glass in her high chair,” the mom said.

She said it was bad enough the shooting happened but said the complex hasn’t made many, if any, changes.

“One of the property managers of Axiom said that they were going to start patrolling immediately, and that has never happened,” she said.

She’s tried to get updates from Axiom’s management, but they won’t give her details.

“They didn’t really indicate too much,” she said. “They just told me they had a group of attorneys they had hired, but they couldn’t say much else.”

FOX4 reached out to Axiom Property Management, based in KCK, for a response, but we were sent to an answering service and haven’t received a call back at the time of this article.

Now, the metro mom said she lives in fear worrying it could happen all over again.

“When I do go to bed at night I’m always wondering, ‘Is this something that`s going to happen again?’ So, I’m just always scared. I`m always fearful,” she said.

The mom said she understands things happen but hopes Axiom will take action.

“It would make me feel better, and it would help me sleep at night,” she said.

The Shawnee Police Department said no arrests have been made in the shooting at this time, and it’s an ongoing investigation.

‘Smoke Tires not Homies’ sideshow in KCMO ends with injuries, arrests

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Original Post

It was unlike anything employees at the Tin-Man Building Supply Company had seen before.

On security video they watched their parking lot turn into a sideshow leading to four arrests, and two people seriously injured. Ironically, the event was designed to promote non-violence.

FOX4 obtained exclusive video of how the event went terribly wrong.

It was a party they didn’t plan, that went out of control. The sideshow set up in the parking lot of Tin-Man Building Supply where Kansas City meets Raytown.

“Around 2:30 it looks like they started to set up,” manager, David Andrews said. “By the time five o’clock rolls around it’s full blown.”

Andrews says police came in a few days before the event to ask if they knew about it. He said they had no clue, but told police to shut it down.

“Found out that apparently it wasn’t being shut down, or at least in the prompt manner that the police would have liked for it to have been,” Andrews said.

Around 300 people filled their lot on Sunday evening for an event allegedly called “Smoke Tires not Homies.” The whole thing was caught on Tin-Man’s security cameras.

“They’re hanging out of their vehicles half the time,” Andrews said reviewing the video. “Most of the time you’d have a guy – you can see him – just hanging out of his vehicle and throwing his arms up.”

Andrews says for about an hour the event went on until some of their siding went flying into a packed crowd when a car doing donuts struck it.

“The mustang loses control, and strikes a piece of four inch by four inch red iron that was stashed out in the yard,” Andrews said.

Police say two people were severely injured by the metal, and that’s when the event went into park. Four people were arrested, and cited for being at a drag race or illegal motor vehicle speed competition.

A representative with Trifar Land Company, who owns the property, released a statement:

“We were not aware of any event being held on our property the afternoon of Sunday, September 23, 2018. We gave no permission to the organizers of the event to use the property. We have reviewed security camera footage from our tenant Tin-Man Metal building supply and were shocked at the disregard for the safety of those in attendance as well as the property itself. The property suffered thousands of dollars in damages. It is very fortunate that there were only two injured when it could have been many more. The rubber marks are only a few feet from our buildings on the property which could have resulted in more damages and injuries. We support any cause that brings the issue of the gun violence in Kansas City to the forefront, however promoting value of life and community should be done with dignity and integrity.”

“When your solution to that problem ends up being it’s own, you’ve kind of got to rethink your approach and really find a better way to try and re channel that energy in the community,” Andrews said.

Police wouldn’t comment on the status of the people injured, just to say they were severely injured and are expected to be alright.

49ers give tickets to family battling newborn’s health struggle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Original Post

At the Kansas City Chiefs game on Sunday, it won’t just be Chiefs red at Arrowhead Stadium.

There will be some 49ers fans in the stands. Including one father and son from St. Joseph, Mo., who almost didn’t make it to the game. However, thanks to a little help from the San Francisco Bay Area, the boys will be sitting sideline.

Being a 49er fan is not a popular choice in Kansas City, and especially for some in the Juhl household. Steve and Bethany Juhl have been sweethearts since they were in school. She’s always been a Chiefs fan, and since Steve was 2-years-old he’s loved the San Francisco 49ers. His dad brought home a poster of Joe Montana, and he was sold from then on. He hasn’t missed a 49ers game at Arrowhead since the mid 1990s.

“Our house is a house divided, and we are not all 49ers fans,” Steve Juhl said. “It was very important for her to say that she is a big Chiefs fan, and she is, and I always support her in her Chiefs fandom, but I’m always going to be a 49ers fan.”

Steve’s love of The Niners is something he’s passed on to his six-year-old son Jackson, but not his two daughters, who remain steadfast Chiefs fans like their mother. Two weeks ago, Steve and Bethany welcomed their son Jetson into the world.

“He was born, and he looks just like a perfect normal baby,” Juhl said. “You’d never know if you didn’t see an MRI.”

He was born with Semilobar holoprosencephaly, an abnormal brain development, and relies on his spinal cord to survive.

“I really wanted to go to this game, but with Jetson being born, and some different things we had some difficulties with that – we didn’t know if we’d be able to afford it, and I didn’t want to be selfish and say – hey, we’re going to the Chiefs and Niners game,” Juhl said.

That’s when his mother-in-law stepped in. She’s been helping the couple with the three children through their journey with Jetson. While they were at the Ronald McDonald house Jackson got to meet some of the Chiefs players, and to say it politely, he wasn’t impressed.

“He even growled at them at one point, and when we played them in 3 weeks we were going to beat them, by a lot is what he said, and that [DeForest] Buckner was his favorite player,” Juhl said. “As proud as I was, I was mostly horrified.”

Jackson’s grandmother wrote The Niners, and surprisingly, they wrote back. They offered the father and son 50 yard line seats, and a chance for Jackson to meet DeForest Buckner, his favorite player.

“Just be recognized by the San Francisco 49ers, and to be shown such gracious hospitality by them here in Kansas City – it means a lot,” Juhl said. “We’ll get to spend time with him before the game, and after the game, and hopefully – whether it’s weeks, whether it’s months, whether it’s years – he’s a part of our family, and we’re excited to share that with him.”

If you would like to help support the Juhl family during this difficult time you can follow their story on their Facebook page, or donate to their Gofundme.