Relief fund for Mike Garrison and family

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Jim Weise, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. 69GS400s

    69GS400s own amusement ride!

    Done, paypal sent .. Glad to help someone who was given so much to the TriShield Community
  2. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482

    The lunchtime update is finish for today, let me know if I don't have your name listed in the first thread. I think I got them all, but there are many names on that list.. one thing I am proud of today.. great job guys!

  3. GS Spoken Here

    GS Spoken Here Well-Known Member

    Donation sent, Mike you and your family are in my thoughts.
  4. gsguy

    gsguy Active Member

    Donation sent. Stay strong!
  5. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Donated, hope all goes well for him!
  6. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482

    Friday Morning 2/9/18 update

    Just under $600 from our goal of 5K for Mike and his family.. thanks so much for your participation.

    The list is updated... speaking of that, I am only getting your real name from paypal.. and some of them I suspect are your wife's account.. if you want to me add/change to your useraname, or change to your first name from the Mrs.. just let me know with a conversation.

    Thanks again all.
  7. 71GS455N25

    71GS455N25 Silver Level contributor

    Donation sent. God bless the Garrison family
  8. Regal1

    Regal1 Well-Known Member

    I'm not on this forum very often I spend more time over on I saw the donation button yesterday on here for Mike but didn't get time to check it out. This morning I saw the article about the fire on Yahoo news. Sorry to hear about what happen that really sucks. Made a small donation. Good luck Mike

    I will post up on for those that may want help out and donate.
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
  9. gd2227

    gd2227 Platinum Level Contributor

    Done. On behalf of the Dwyer family. Mike, you and your family are in your thoughts. Good luck!
  10. 72STAGE1

    72STAGE1 Runnin' with the Devil

    Glad to help Mike out, He was the first BUICK Guy I ever knew back in 1979............Best of luck Mike!!!!!.........B.A. Hunter
  11. TheSilverBuick

    TheSilverBuick In the Middle of No Where

    Added my $20 in.
  12. jay3000

    jay3000 RIP 1-16-21

    Hope things work out well for you.

  13. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482

    Noon update for Friday..


    We are just about at our initial goal, with just CC and paypal donations, I know there is at least 1 check on the way.. 5K in 2.5 days is incredible, considering the limited size of our community.

    I put a call into Mike Garrision's cel phone just a few minutes ago, informing him that we are ready to transfer the first $5000 to is paypal account.

    Many of you may have not seen this clip, but I came across it on the internet.. this is Mike, just hours after the fire was put out, I can imagine what he's going thru.

    When Bucy and I set this up, we thought that 5K would be a reasonable goal, I thought we might be able to do that in a month.. we did it in 2 and a half days... so I have done what we all should do when we reach a goal.. set the bar higher..

    Thanks to everyone who has participated in this effort to date, and I encourage all of you reading this to help out if you can, the donations have been of every amount, and every little bit helps us out.

    I salute you all for this.. damn proud to be part of what we have going on here.

    Last edited: Feb 9, 2018
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  14. mummy68

    mummy68 Silver Level contributor

    I just watched the video and you know what. I'm going to send another couple of bucks because it's not just about Mike. It's also about his staff and their families also. I don't know Mike but I know this community and we all help each other. And you pray that you will never need the help. But you never know. Hopefully he can build it even bigger and better!
  15. Buizila

    Buizila GO BROWNS !!!!!!

    Well done for setting this up JW,and bravo to everyone helping a fellow Buick brother in his time of misfortune and uncertainty.
  16. flht25

    flht25 Well-Known Member

    Donation sent.
  17. Jim Weise

    Jim Weise EFI/DIS 482

    Just got off the phone with Mike.

    He had not heard of our effort here, and when I told him we had set up a fund for him he was surprised.. he did not expect anything like this.

    When I told him how much we had raised so far, he was stunned silent for a few seconds. I got his Paypal account address and will transfer the first 5k to him later today.

    He mentioned that what was keeping him awake at night was how to provide for his family, with the loss of income. And that's exactly what this fund is for, he's just going to need a touch of a helping hand for a little while here, till he can get back on his feet.

    He's heartbroken at the loss for his customers.. A 67 GS400 4 speed convert, numbers matching, date code perfect, was sitting in his office, and is a total loss, along with half a dozen other cars in various stages of restoration.

    He's worried about his family, his employees and his customers.. not once did I hear him complain, or mention the word "me".. that's who Mike is, and I don't know a more fitting person to receive our help.

    He has the makings of a good rebuild plan, has good friends and family that will help him get back to where he was, and go beyond that I am sure, knowing Mike. He has amazing drive and passion for what he is doing out there.

    Thanks again to everyone that has help out so far, your contributions mean more to him that you could imagine, it was clearly evident in his voice.

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  18. mrolds69

    mrolds69 "The Cure"

    I was bidding on one of his ebay items, and he had emailed me yesterday + today. I told him I was a V8 member and sorry for his loss. I didn't mention the fund, I didn't feel it was my place to tell him. I told him I was in no rush for the item, I know he must be busy. He said he'd get it right out for me!
  19. Taulbee2277

    Taulbee2277 Silver Level contributor

    Sent my little bit.
  20. hwprouty

    hwprouty Platinum Level Contributor

    Donation via Paypal sent. Good Luck Mike with the rebuild.

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