Dave and Smokey's Recovery Fund

For: David Summy
Organizer: Kimberly Heuschmidt
of $5,000 goal.
Raised by 16 donors
34% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

Dave has been through alot in his life, everything from losing his parents to a tragic accident that left him partially disabled at age 28. Unable to drive or work again, he fought his way through the government redtape to claim disability to be able to provide the basic needs for himself. 
Alone in his life, Dave found his best friend, a lab named smokey. Through the years, they became inseperable. 
Just when Dave thought his life was getting better, tragedy struck at 4:00am on February 9th, 2014. The restaurant below his apartment had caught fire and quickly spread through Dave's apartment. Not even time to put on his clothes, he quickly grabbed smokey and felt his way out of the apartment. Dave stood outside barefoot in the snow while he watched everything he fought so hard for in his life disappear. 
Dave is now struggling with limited funds to afford a new place and essentials. We ask that if anyone can afford to donate any amount, We would truly be grateful.
All donations made will help support Dave in finding a new home and providing him with the basics.
Please contact the Human Services Dept. at the Village of Mt. Prospect for any additional information. We are very grateful to all who have reached out to the Village to show their support.
Thank you!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on February 27, 2014 by Kimberly Heuschmidt
Thank you for all the generous donations. Dave is overwhelmed by the messages of support. He has found a wonderful place to stay for now where he is able to keep smokey with him. To date Dave has used funds to help him with security deposit and rent. We will continue to look for affordable housing for Dave and he has been put on several waitlists. He is slowly getting all his documents and ID's replaced. He is taking one day at a time and is so grateful for the support.

Posted on February 18, 2014 by Kimberly Heuschmidt
Thank you so much to all who have reached out and have been so generous with donations. Funds collected so far have helped Dave with temporary housing, provided him with food, daily basics and care for smokey. We are continuing to look for a permanent place Dave can call home with his limited monthly income. A special thank you to the Village of Mt. Prospect Human Services Department who have been so supportive and comforting during this difficult time.
Thank you! 

About the Organizer

Report Fundraiser

Report Fundraiser

Please report potential fraud and Terms of Service violations only. Personal disputes will not be reviewed.

We require this in case we need to contact you for further details.*

* YouCaring will not distribute your phone number to any third parties or use it for marketing purposes.



Add Our Donation Widget to Your Site
Grab Our Widget

Dave and Smokey's Recovery Fund

Grab Our Widget