When a disaster strikes it is human nature to want to help out. We are willing to help out people we don’t even know without batting an eye, but when it touches someone we know we go even farther. That is one of the most beautiful things of us as human beings. I know this because besides working in Comics I also work in Healthcare. This weekend one of the best comic book writers needs our help. Steve Niles house flooded Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Steve, Monica and Gil (their turtle) are safe and sound, but their house isn’t along with many belongings. Steve and Monica are believed to not have flood insurance. So a Paypal account was set-up to help Steve and Monica out in this time of need. I’m putting this out there since I know Steve would be first to step up if this wasn’t him. So now is the time to help out if you can.
Steve Niles Flood fund via PayPal- HelpSteveNiles@gmail.com
Here is what Steve Niles posted to Facebook earlier today:
Woke up at 6am to water rushing into the house. Already ankle deep by the time we saw it. We got as much as we could off the ground and tried to block but there wasn’t much we could do. The worst was trying to get to Gil. It was waist deep almost and strong enough to throw around logs. I reached him and he was submerged and freaking out. Don’t remember much more then lifting him and carrying him all the way back to the house. Looking back I can see how scary it was.
We are securing the house as much as we can and going through the damage. A scrapbook full of original art I’ve kept for 30 years is gone. A lot more.
Our friends Belinda and Steve are setting up a fund to help. I feel terrible about this but once things settle I’ll have to face up that we need help. I just wish I could catch my breath for 5 minutes and I can make my own money. Austin has had other ideas I guess.
We’ll keep you posted. We’re sort of trapped here for right now. Going to pack and move as much as we can before the next storm hits.
Thank you guys so much.