WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO POPS AND HIS WIFE, LOIS?
HOW LONG WILL POPS NEED OUR HELP?
Until he and his wife get into affordable housing and his wife get on Disability.
HOW CAN I HELP?
1. Make a donation right now. What Pops and his wife need immediately is financial help to cover their basic living and health expenses.2. Then, send THIS LINK to everyone you know who might want to help!
If you want to make a direct donation, please contact Rusty Frank by email or phone 310 606 5606.
AREN'T THERE ORGANIZATIONS HE CAN GO TO FOR HELP?
Yes, thank goodness. And that is in the works, too. But they need help ASAP.
DOES POPS KNOW ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISING EFFORT?
Yes, and I can't tell you how much it all means to him and Lois. They can hardly express it.
HOW WILL THIS FUND WORK?
The money that comes in will go directly to pay Pops' and Lois' bills to keep them in their apartment, keep their health insurance, their phone, car, etc. We are guessing at least five months, with our start date as July 19, 2007.
HOW MUCH MONEY WILL THEY NEED UNTIL THEY GET ON DISABILITY?
About $3,500 a month. This will keep them in their apartment, covered by their health insurance, and all their basic needs. No frills, believe us.
WHO STARTED THIS FUND?
This fund was founded by Rusty Frank & Scott Lawrence.
Rusty Frank, Lindy By The Sea & The Rhythm Club, has been close friends with Pops since they first met in 2000, while she was recovering from her broken neck. Pops' compassion and good humor to her at that time endeared him to her forever.
Scott Lawrence has worked professionally with Pops for 35 years. He is the piano player with Stompy Jones. When he started seeing Pops' deterioration he became obsessed with the idea of doing some fundraising efforts for his great friend, Pops.
Please send this to everyone you know who might like to help!
Pictured L-R "Stompy Jones Soundie Girls" Rusty Frank, Lovelynn Jensen, Annamarie Firley, Pops... at the Satin Ballroom 2002.