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Kirk Fleta's Wildfire Recovery Fund

Organized by: Friends of Kirk Fleta

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Its all gone
December 04, 2016

THE STORY:

Your friend, Kirk Fleta, lost everything in the tragic Gatlinburg wild fires on November 28, 2016. I say "Your Friend" because if you know him you're lucky. If you don't know him he's your friend too. You just don't know it yet. Kirk is unlike anyone you'll ever meet. He's an amazingly talented musician and songwriter. His voice and music are instantly familiar and frankly he makes everyone feel good. Everyone. RIGHT NOW KIRK NEEDS YOUR HELP. The fires completely engulfed Kirk's land on Norton Creek in the "Spur" area of Gatlinburg. On that land was Kirk's extremely rare, 4 wheel-drive Volkswagen Syncro camper bus, his storage building that he built, and the beginnings of his dream house he has been building by hand daily for years. Sadly, it is all gone. But thankfully, we still have Kirk! And Kirk has us! Please consider donating generously to this one-of-a-kind mountain man, this beautiful spirit, and our friend in need.

What he lost far exceeds his investments alone in the property. 

The total estimated loss of property exceeds $200,000 and unfortunately Kirk did not have insurance. As you can imagine this is truly devastating.

In addition to his clothing, instruments, sound system, recording equipment, tools, his storage building, furniture, appliances, and building materials, he also lost his volume of creative writing journals containing hundreds of songs, all of his audio recordings, video recordings, archived show recordings, travel photos, family heirlooms as well as photos and recordings of his famous Spanish singing mother, Paloma Fleta and her father (Kirk’s grandfather), the world renowned opera tenor, Miguel Fleta.

The good news? As you might expect Kirk has been working on an a new album called “Travel Sessions” which is a compilation of live recordings and studio recordings of previously unreleased material that he has created along his life’s journey. For all those that donate to this campaign Kirk will be giving away a free download of the “Travel Sessions” album upon it’s completion in the coming months.

Another way that you can support Kirk is to download his classic album, “Bare Bones” on his bandcamp site for $10 right now. Here is the link: https://kirkfleta1.bandcamp.com/releases

This fundraising site was set up by Kirk’s friends. There are hundreds of us that care deeply for him. It’s time for us to give back all the love Kirk has given us. Let’s do this! Please give and then share this campaign far and wide. 

We’ll leave you with these poignant words from one of Kirk’s awesome songs, “Life’s What You Make It”

Life’s what you make it. Don’t you think that’s true?

You know the only one it’s up to man is YOU. Life is what you make it.

That’s what I say. You know we make our own decisions every day.

Happiness is a state of mind. Peace and love aren’t so hard to find.

Peace & love friends. 

 

$19,895

 

40% Raised of $50,000 Goal

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  • Joshua Sidman

     

  • A fellow traveler in NY

     

  • Mary Cox

     

  • Ashley from Mountain Hope and son, Doug

     

  • Donald & Amanda

     

  • Amanda Warnock and Donald McDermott

     

  • Michael Crawley

     

  • Elkmont Will Shine

     

  • Jon and Ava

     

  • Eric Graves

     

  • Lark McMillan and David Fields

     

  • Olwen and Emory

     

  • Jeanne Fitzgerald

     

  • Carrie Snesko

     

  • marshall kenny

     

  • Pinkie Mistry

     

  • James Green

     

  • Camp Comfort

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • John Scruggs

     

  • Nicole Hinton

     

  • Nikki Heck Heward

     

  • viktoria Dunbar

     

  • Colleen Winslow

     

  • Hannah

     

  • Ben Behseresht

     

  • Kay Cadillac

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Josh Woods

     

  • Norm Lea and Jen Miracle

     

  • Ike Ogle

     

  • Michael McCroskey

     

  • Kate Beal

     

  • Chelsea Walker

     

  • Rip & Joann

     

  • David Foster www.2dayhomevalue.com

     

  • Judy Heck & Rodger Shannon

     

  • David Nielsen

     

  • Dennis & Tammy Double

     

  • Lauren Lazarus

     

  • Buddy and Sharon Sensenbach

     

  • Mindy and Tim Elliott

     

  • Barbara Taylor

     

  • Trice McCullae

     

  • William Gray

     

  • Lee Patton

     

  • I can see for Myles

     

  • Jack Gerber

     

  • Spencer

     

  • Abigail longfield

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Amber Lux

     

  • Connor Mitchell

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Marnie Prescott Walsh

     

  • Hannah's dad

     

  • Pappy HipNeck

     

  • Celia Gregory

     

  • David, Carol, Atticus & Rosie Heck

     

  • Andrew Clark

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Angie Gann

     

  • Marie Morello

     

  • Kim Ballard

     

  • Lorraine King

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Darrin and Sue Tissandier

     

  • Gena and Roger Holbert

     

  • J. Kiser

     

  • Debi Fagiana

     

  • Ben Marks

     

  • Melissa Brennan

     

  • DONALD TRATERA

     

  • Virginia Kirby

     

  • Terri Townsend

     

  • Regina Grier

     

  • Michelle Nagle

     

  • Bev Gwinn Jones

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Gail Clevenger

     

  • Michael Samstag

     

  • Tod Sheley

     

  • Matt Caldwell

     

  • Mac Dean

     

  • Sarah Pirkle & Anonymous

     

  • Leslie Sneed

     

  • Leigh Ann Jernigan

     

  • Shawn and Wendy Wolfenbarger

     

  • Scooter Minnich

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lil Dee Tails Pet Salon

     

  • Bren

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mihalyne Gorotyak

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • One Love Cafe

     

  • In loving memory of Ricky Anderson.

     

  • Brian Carroll

     

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Donor Comments

Brian Carroll

Brian Carroll

7 months ago

In loving memory of Ricky Anderson.

In loving memory of Ricky Anderson.

9 months ago

One Love Cafe

One Love Cafe

9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

God Bless and hang tough. 9 months ago

Mihalyne Gorotyak

Mihalyne Gorotyak

9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

Continue to spread joy, love and laughter with your music! Rebuild, plant flowers, succeed. Don't just survive. 9 months ago

Bren

Bren

God is with you Kirk. Build dreams! 9 months ago

Lil Dee Tails Pet Salon

Lil Dee Tails Pet Salon

9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

9 months ago

Scooter Minnich

Scooter Minnich

9 months ago

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