It’s been one hell of a tough year for King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill. Earlier this year, he suffered a heart attack, which he’s since recovered from. But Highlands, NJ, where he lives, pretty much took a direct hit from Hurricane Sandy. Now he and his wife, who he married earlier this year, are out of their home, and almost every material possession they had is gone.
Two friends of his have started a Kickstarter-like fund to help get Gaskill, who is set to record a solo album at the end of this month, back on his feet. Here’s what they wrote:
The friends and fans of Jerry Gaskill of King’s X and solo success, are uniting to to raise money to help with the devastating losses he and his wife Julie suffered during Hurricane Sandy. Jerry and Julie lost almost every material possession they owned and are displaced from their home.
I spoke with Jerry and he and Julie are ok, and very optimistic of the future, despite losing every material possession to this dreadful storm. It’s been one helluva journey for him this year-cheating death, marrying his soul mate, a successful tour with Kansas, the announcement of a new solo project kicking off next month, and now this….
If you know Jerry, you already know that is it not in his DNA to ask for help….per Jerry’s words “It’s gonna be Alright”……. For me, Jerry has helped me in so many different way that past 3 years, that there is no real way that I could repay him. I’m going to do what I can, and hope you will join in.
If you would like to help as well, my wife and I will match the first $1,000 that can be raised. Any gift you can give will be treated as a gift, and is not tax deductible.
The somewhat modest campaign has a goal of $25,000, and they’re already almost 10% there as of this writing. If you want to contribute, go here.