Another good guy wins!

Another good guy wins!

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    After reading the article, I found myself left feeling called to do something to help this guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2013-01-24/armed-wheelchair-bound-homeowner-thwarts-burglary-west-athens
    Im having a hard enough time dealing with whats been going on since the burglary, he said. Now its going to cost me a bunch of money that I really dont have to get that door fixed.
    Who would be willing to join me in collecting a few dollars to help Mr. Sikes repair the damage to his front door? It would only take a few minutes to set up a PayPal or Kickstarter fundraising account. Being unemployed, I don't have much, but $5 or $10 from decent number of people should help cover the cost of repairing the damage. Besides me, who's in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruso View Post
    After reading the article, I found myself left feeling called to do something to help this guy.



    Who would be willing to join me in collecting a few dollars to help Mr. Sikes repair the damage to his front door? It would only take a few minutes to set up a PayPal or Kickstarter fundraising account. Being unemployed, I don't have much, but $5 or $10 from decent number of people should help cover the cost of repairing the damage. Besides me, who's in?
    Aye, I'm in if I can be assured it will get to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DontTreadOnI View Post
    Aye, I'm in if I can be assured it will get to him.
    I've contacted the Athens Banner-Herald, but according to the gentleman who answered, I probably won't hear anything back until Monday. I'll keep you all posted.

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    Another good guy wins!

    I am in.. Let me know

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    Good job, Mr. Sykes! I'd expect nothing less from a Vet.
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    I would also help if we are assured he gets the money.

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    this sounds like a better use of my meager resources than beer and the other stuff i buy.
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    Six for sure...Uh, I mean Five. Five for sure..

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    Let us know. If the paper is sympathetic, we could probably mail checks to him there.

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    I wrote to the reporter. He replied,
    "I'm not at the office so don't have Mr. Sikes' contact info, but if you check out the follow up I wrote in today's paper Online Athens | Georgia News, Digital Advertising, Athens Banner-Herald Newspaper, UGA Bulldogs you'll see he's been we'll taken care of thanks to concerned people like yourself."
    The link he gave from home was the paper's generic page; here's the article: Disabled vet overwhelmed by offers after home in west Athens burglarized | Online Athens

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    Great story. If he needs more funds, count me in as long as we can be sure he gets it.

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    Ok guys... I received a response back from the reporter:

    Quote Originally Posted by joe.johnson@onlineathens.com
    Hey Ryan,
    If you read my follow-up story in today's paper Online Athens | Georgia News, Digital Advertising, Athens Banner-Herald Newspaper, UGA Bulldogs you'll see he' been well taken care of thanks to concerned folks like yourself.
    Best Regards,
    Joe
    It appears that he has had a huge amount of support since the incident. Even a local bike shop has scheduled a ride in appreciation of Mark:

    https://www.facebook.com/CycleWorldOfAthens

    Although he's probably in good shape in regards to fixing the damage made to his home, I'm sure a few extra bucks would be of benefit for him. Maybe he could have a nice security system installed or something. I'd still like to at least send him a message of appreciation for his services to our country and for simply being a model citizen who exercised his 2nd Amendment rights, so I plan on responding to Joe in regards to contacting Mark.

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    I received a message back from the reporter with the contact information for Mr. Sikes. If anyone would like to contact him directly, send me a private message and I'll be glad to give it to you. Thanks!

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