Editorial – Answering a Question About the Donation Drive
Honestly – It’s because I watched the situation unfold from the first tweet offering ThunderRoo a job, through his flight to Georgia, and then the drama unfolding with his parents and the rescue by ScottJFox.
On top of that, I met him in person once he got to Atlanta. I talked with him, knew how much this new start meant to him and was upset and outraged that his parents would want to be so manipulative and controlling.
He lost everything. His home. His savings. The new job. He is now hiding out from his parents and needs some hope.
The people who donated to him have given him a cushion so he can now try to start rebuilding. They have also proven to him that we as a community care, and with just a little effort, we can make a difference.
Let me be clear in this. He did not ask for the coverage. I was contacted while the rescue was in progress and asked if I would cover it. I said I would leave that up to those involved. After talking with both ThunderRoo and ScottJFox, I posted the article and came up with the donation idea. No one asked.
ThunderRoo’s response was very humble. He is really touched by the outpouring of support.
I hope this gives you insight as to why.
In the future, if there is someone who is truly in need, maybe we can help in this way again. Who knows. But that is the reasoning.