Help Christian and Jackel Rise From the Ashes.
Organized by: Jim Robbs
November 22, 2016
This fundraiser has been set up to help Christian Moffett and Brandon "Jackel" Stollenwerk recover from losing their belongings to fire. Currently the goal for the fundraiser is set to raise $3,000 USD in 30 days to help offset the cost of materials lost in the fire in order so that these two can get back to supporting themselves. With your help, donations will go towards helping to alleviate costs associated with the fire, proper disposal of the Airstream trailer, and to help pad the financial upset and income lost during the past few days that these two friends are currently experiencing.
Following Christian's conscious decision to transition to a mostly off-grid lifestyle 3 years ago, and Jackel's lack of permanent residence the two friends had taken to keeping one another in good spirits as they found themselves navigating through a particular difficult period in life. On October 5th, Christian's Airstream Trailer succumbed to third degree burns resulting from what fire inspectors have determined to be the result of an electrical fire due to faulty wiring. Christian, in his good will, happened to be storing all of Jackels belongings inside of the Airsteam; included in these belongings were tools and materials that Jackel used to craft outfits, wearable's, costumes, "mock"-weapons, and accessories; an art which was his current sole source of income.
Friends of Christian will tell you that he is a tirelessly giving hard-worker. Whether it's through is work at Colab where he's designed and created the logo signage as well as volunteered as caretaker and collaborator, or volunteering as colead for San Diego's Regional Event in the Parking/Traffic department, Road Warriors, and they're theme camp, Christian is known for the great attention and care he gifts the San Diego Burning Man community as a passionate leader and dedicated volunteer.
Contributions will aid Christian in covering expenses related to the fire directly, as well as living expenses while he recuperates losses through his primary means of income as a contracted employee of Transportation Network Companies Lyft and Uber.
Friends of Jackal will tell you that beyond his intimidating attack dog exterior, is a kind and gentle puppy that will redefine your perceptions of compassion and loyalty. For both the San Diego Burning Man and Wasteland Weekend communities, he volunteers countless hours as an integral team member in security, medical, fire safety, departments as well as driving heavy equipment for build/strike. Additionally, Jackel designed and welded a large metal sign which secures the regional event's logistical items and tools.
Jackel's primary source of income is leather and metalworking arts. His tools were destroyed in the fire, so he currently has no means to support himself. Donations will aid Jackal in rebuilding his tools and supplies. Below costs have been broken down by price below for all tools lost:
Pro stitching groover - $35
Hand border tool - $35
Pro embossing hand tool - $55
Pro embossing wheels - $20(x5)
Oval punches - $15(x8)
Strap cutter - $35
Heavy oblong punches - $50(x3)
Snap/rivet setter L35 S20
Mini leather punch - $10
Super skiver - $20
Pro rotary grip punch - $65
Sewing rotary punch - $45
Misc rivet/snap - $50
Leatherman Multi-tool - $90
Latigo Leather - $350
Soft Leather - $150
**Total for Jackel's Materials - $1,340 USD
(If anyone has any of these tools to donate, those will be gratefully accepted, and this page will be updated and adjusted accordingly.) Additional funds are set to cover food and housing situations for Jackel as he continues to apply for jobs. He has, in previous months, applied for a California Guard Card, and has recently completed certifications in forklift and heavy machinery operation, and has experience in welding. He is currently searching for a warehouse job.
They are both great men who are going through a really terrible event, and as they've worked to help their communities, this is an opportunity for their communities to give back. This Crowdraise page has been set-up by friends of theirs because they're both humble, as well as distraught right now. The goal is a best guestimate to cover short term support, and any and all donations will be welcome and very gratefully accepted.