Sunday, January 17, 2010

Linux Journal editor, Shawn Powers, Loses Home and Pets in Fire Today.

Linux Journal has set up a ChipIn page for the Powers' Family. Below is the 1st post on the site in it's entirety:


Help Shawn Powers' Family
Everyone's beloved, crazy, big-hearted Linux Journal editor and Indian Lakes school district system administrator Shawn Powers, has lost his family home today to a fire. We have limited data about the extent of damages at this time, but can report that all people (his amazing wife, Donna and three girls) are all ok. Unfortunately his animals were all lost in the fire.

We'll report more as we hear it, but in the meanwhile wanted to set up a fund to help the Powers' family get back on their feet as quickly as possible. Please, if you can, every dollar will help. Computer equipment donations, we know, would also be greatly appreciated and the folks at Linux Journal will help coordinate any equipment donations (e-mail publisher Carlie Fairchild, carlie@linuxjournal.com for details).

And in the meanwhile... all the thoughts, prayers and best wishes to the Powers family.


The site has links to where updates are being posted, where the money goes and the link to where you can donate to the family. If you can help please click here.