Our friends over in Pirates Press Records have just announced that they will be auctioning off several test pressings of “Best of the Best” and “Rise Up,” from Roadside Bombs to benefit Jeremy Catrambone and his family who were victims of the recent wildfire in California.
According to Jeremy’s father,
In the early morning hours of October 9th, my daughter in law, Tatum, was wakened to the sound of the Sheriff’s loudspeaker warning of an impending fire sweeping through Glen Ellen, CA. and being told to ‘evacuate now’. The family managed to escape their home in minutes, with their 2 dogs. But soon the fire engulfed the area and their home and all their belongings were burned to the ground. Jeremy lost numerous dance floor panels he used in his 2nd job as well. Nothing is salvaged.
My wife, Stacy, and I have started this fundraising page to help Jeremy, Tatum and their family, as they try to put their lives back together. While they are physically safe, all their belongings, all their children’s belongings, have been lost in the fire. Some of you may recall, their youngest child, Dalton, has been undergoing treatment since November 2015 through Oakland Childrens Hospital after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. That treatment has involved nearly two years of chemotherapy at home, currently daily and monthly IV treatment at the hospital as well as blood level monitoring. During most of that time, Dalton was required to remain at home. His mother, Tatum, was unable to work for many months in order to care for him and provide home schooling, at great expense both emotionally and financially. Dalton still has another 18 months to go with his treatments.
Jeremy and Tatum have 4 children, 3 of whom are teens, who also lost all of their belongings. They were renting their home, so insurance is not going to be available to assist them. Kitchen ware, food, clothing, housing and so many other items will be necessary for their daily needs and to begin to rebuild their lives. They will still face the expenses related to Dalton’s travel to and from Oakland Hospital and for his treatment needs. They literally made it out of the house with the clothes on their backs. Obviously there will be many needs in the weeks and months ahead.
We know many people would like to help and offsetting expenses is a great way to contribute. Please consider a donation to help this family cope with the financial burden facing them, as they simply deal with thepain and fortitude of a child with leukemia, every day, and now the loss of all they owned and the necessities needed to live their lives. Your donations will go directly to Jeremy and Tatum, not us.
Love to all of you. Jeremy, Tatum, Azure, Quentin, Ebony and little Dalton! You are all so strong and we love you so much!
The auction will run for five days, and the minimum bid increase is $5. If you win, shipping will be seperate from the end price. Click here to participate in the auction.
If you don’t want to participate in the auction but still want to help out, click here.
Check out the tracklisting of the vinyls below.
“Best Of The Best” Tracklisting
1. Best Of The Best
“Rise Up” Tracklisting
3. Fade Away
4. Best Of The Best
5. Get Out Girl
1. Rise Up
2. One, Two
3. Nowhere, CA
4. Don’t Bother
5. Election Day