*** JEFF WEAR MEMORIAL FUND ***

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Jeff Wear, 27, of Norman, Oklahoma passed away on July 11, 2005 in a collision near Kilgore, Texas as he returned from chasing Hurricane Dennis. At 11:05 am that morning his 1999 Mercury Mystique hydroplaned into oncoming traffic on I-20 near S.H. 42. The other driver fortunately was not hurt.

Jeff was the first member of the Stormtrack forums and was among our top 20 posters. He was the son of Robert and Marilyn Wear of Turlock, California.

Stormtrack has established a memorial fund for his family to help relieve some of the financial burden. A full 100% of donations go to his family (not counting Paypal fees, etc).

EDIT: Donation program is closed.

As of Friday we have raised $623.79. I did not get the envelope out yesterday but have cut a new check for $573.79, to be sent today with a sympathy letter and 8 pages of tribute from our members. The remaining $50 has been set aside for flowers. They'll receive all this on Monday. A followup check will be sent in another week as more donations are received.

Jeff's relatives, Dave and Therese, informed me that Jeff's parents are clearing out the apartment in Norman and will be getting back to California shortly. The airlines would not give them bereavement fares because instead of going round-trip they were going one way to haul his belongings... :x thus they are conceivably out of about $2000 in airfare alone. Their relatives said Jeff's parents "are overwhelmed by the outpourings of admiration as well as support. It is an incredibly difficult time for them, especially being all alone since all the family is in California."

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To maintain some accountability, the moderators have a balance sheet with all transactions, so if you wish you may check with any moderator discreetly or publically at any time to ensure your contribution was accounted for. There is a lag of about 1-2 days before the sheet is updated.

Next week I will post a list of donors (minus amounts) to thank them, and will list the fund holdings.
 
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Shown below is the balance sheet for all donations.

Code:
Date                    Gross

7/13/2005                20.00

7/13/2005                50.00

7/13/2005                40.00

7/13/2005                25.00

7/13/2005                50.00

7/13/2005                10.00

7/13/2005                20.00

7/13/2005                50.00

7/13/2005                50.00

7/13/2005                20.00

7/13/2005                10.00

7/13/2005                20.00

7/13/2005                10.00

7/14/2005                30.00

7/14/2005                20.00

7/14/2005               100.00

7/14/2005                25.01

7/14/2005                10.00

7/14/2005                10.00

7/15/2005               150.00

7/16/2005                20.00

7/16/2005               100.00

7/16/2005                20.00

7/16/2005                20.00

7/17/2005                25.00

7/17/2005                 4.00

7/18/2005                25.00

7/18/2005                40.00

7/19/2005                25.00

7/19/2005                20.00

7/20/2005                40.00

7/21/2005                10.00

TOTAL PAYPAL           1069.01



7/19/2005                50.00

TOTAL UNCLEARED PAYPAL   50.00



7/13/2005                25.00

7/14/2005                25.00

7/14/2005                25.00

7/15/2005                25.00

7/15/2005                20.00

7/15/2005                25.00

7/16/2005                50.00

7/16/2005                20.00

7/19/2005                10.00

7/20/2005               200.00

TOTAL CREDIT CARD       425.00



TOTAL DONATIONS        1544.01



DISBURSEMENTS

7/16/2005              -573.79



CURRENT BALANCE         970.22
 
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Stormtrack would like to thank the following people for donating to Jeff Wear's family. Donors of large amounts are in red. Also we have a couple of anonymous donors not listed here.

Sean Mullen, Tyler Allison, Ben Cotton, J.R. Hehnly, Tim Samaras, Robert Satkus, David Schuttler, Sheila Ward, Amos Magliocco, Jay Cazel, Bobby Eddins, Richard McGowan, Steve Miller, David Wolfson, Morgan Palmer, Kurt Silvey, Robert Hall, Mike Peregrine, Tony Laubach, John Farley, Danielle Flannery, Jeff Snyder, William Hark, Blake Michaeleski, Lisa Wadlow, Fred Plowman & Susan Strom, Michael Clement, On The Front Prod, William Taylor, John Erwin, RZone, William Hark, James Michael Deason, Peter Nicholos, Glenn Romine, Shane Adams, Michael Gribble, Steven L. Carter, Aaron Kennedy, and Michael Cohen.

I did receive this message from Jeff's family:
Hi Tim, we received the first check and flowers as soon as we got home. Timing was perfect as we were exhausted from our trip, but the flowers, check and most importantly the accompanying letter with all the wonderful posts made about Jeff lifted our spirits more than you can know. Thank you so much! About Jeff's last video [the Dennis footage] - I think he would want it to be seen by everyone, and I know he was very proud of his new DVD \"Canes and Cones\" and will want copies of it to continue to be sold so that as many people as possible can enjoy it. We've been watching it tonight and it's relieved some of our sadness knowing that he lives on through his movies - and having such a good time. Thanks so much for your interest and support. - Marilyn
A few of our best videographers have already stepped forward to help distribute Jeff's DVDs, including the hurricane footage, if and when his family is ready... so hang in there everyone.

UPDATE 9/11/05: Additional donations have been received from Jerry Barnes, Cynthia Rose, BNVN/Doug Kiesling, and Robert Schafer.

Tim Vasquez
 

fplowman

I wanted to add Susan Strom to the list. My donation was on behalf of her and myself..

There is a very interesting story behind our combined contribution i will save for a later date.
 

Craig Maire II

I will be sending a donation Thursday, been really broke lately...just finished moving to a new apartment...