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Lani Anglin’s brother’s children lost their father yesterday. Here’s what you can do to help…

Lani Anglin lost a brother yesterday, and his children lost their father. April Groves has the details at Lani’s site.

We can count the beads later, but now is the time for practical action.

Aaron Anglin is survived by a wife and two very young daughters. The way I’m reading things, he died without life insurance, which puts those three ladies on a very hard road.

If you can spare something for them, put it in the form of negotiable funds — cash, cashier’s check or money order — and overnight it to:

      Aleisha Anglin
      c/o Lani Anglin
      2719 Costa Azul Cove
      Leander, TX
      78641

April is working on setting up a donation account with Bank of America, and I’ll amend this post when that account becomes available. In the meantime, Jay Thompson has set up a donation system using PayPal.

But: I will promise you that there are people who will want to be paid now, and this young family will have immediate and ongoing needs. There was a time in your life when fate could have hit you this hard. Now is your chance to redeem that good fortune.

More: At GeekEstate Blog, Michael Price is auctioning a tricked-out 30GB iPod, with the proceeds going to the Anglin family.

Benn Rosales reflects on these tragic events, finding grounds for hope despite everything.

Jay Thompson has a rundown of today’s activity on the RE.net, including links to many other posts. I am always very proud when I have the privilege of setting my shoulder beside his to get something done. Jay is honor made manifest, and I am honored to know him.

Here is trust fund information:

A trust fund has been set up for the children:
Guaranty Bank, Acct# 3805908914
Checks payable to James Johnson (grandfather)
ITF Eleanor & Mackenzie Anglin

And: if you have the ability to donate a big chunk of money, here is a discussion of how you might make a huge and enduring difference in the lives of these children.

Here are a couple of buttons, large and small, that you can use on your own weblog/web site. These incorporate Jay’s PayPal donation interface, so your readers can make donations online by credit card. Copy everything inside the text box and paste that into your sidebar file:

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    38 Comments so far

    1. Time for Action September 24th, 2007 12:55 pm

      [...] Here at Life, I am passing on Greg Swann’s call to action. Aaron Anglin is survived by a wife and two very young daughters. The way I’m reading things, he died without life insurance, which puts those three ladies on a very hard road. [...]

    2. marylandterps September 24th, 2007 1:49 pm

      I am very sorry for their loss. Why didn’t they have life insurance?

    3. [...] (Edited: Here is how we can help). [...]

    4. The Phoenix Real Estate Guy September 24th, 2007 2:09 pm

      [...] Update: Greg Swann has a way to help quickly. April Groves, a dear friend of Lani's posts here. I am going to try to ammend the PayPal donation link for Karen George (see the top right corner of this blog) to allow for donations to either Karen or to Aaron's family. [...]

    5. Greg Swann September 24th, 2007 2:13 pm

      > Why didn’t they have life insurance?

      I don’t know that they didn’t, it’s just my surmise. Young people often don’t have life insurance, though. Endless demands on their money, and insurance seems like a deferrable expense.

    6. San Mateo Real Estate Blog: Vicki Moore September 24th, 2007 3:10 pm

      [...] If you’re feeling generous and blessed, I hope you’ll share some of your good fortune with Lani’s family during this most difficult time.  In the name of Aaron Anglin. [...]

    7. [...] From what Greg Swann is saying, April, is working on setting up a donation account with Bank of America. Details will be posted at BloodhoundRealtyBlog. [...]

    8. Derek September 24th, 2007 3:45 pm

      Greg: I got the banner up on my site. You did a great job and it looks great. I also sent out about 25 emails trying to get as many people as possible involved and attached the graphic and provided a link in the email back to this page.

      Hopefully they will help get the word out to other bloggers as well.

    9. [...] Greg Swann has posted details of how you can help at BloodHound Blog. If you can spare something for them, put it in the form of negotiable funds — cash, cashier’s check or money order — and overnight it to: [...]

    10. PSA: Help out a devastated family… September 24th, 2007 4:58 pm

      [...] Information on donations is as follows: If you can spare something for them, put it in the form of negotiable funds — cash, cashier’s check or money order — and overnight it to: [...]

    11. Derek Burress September 24th, 2007 5:15 pm

      Quick Update: For Bloggers wishing to add a banner, Jay Thompson has created a Pay Pal button that goes to his account in which he is donating the proceeds to the Anglin family. Visit Jay’s site or email him for the code if you wish to add a pay pal button along with the lime green ribbon to your site/blog.

      I am sure Greg will have it up soon as well.

    12. Paula Henry September 24th, 2007 5:36 pm

      These are the stories in life which make us stop to count every blessing, regardless of our circumstances.

      My thoughts and prayers are extended to the entire Anglin family.

    13. [...] Update #1: Greg Swann has a way to help quickly. April Groves, a dear friend of Lani's posts here. I am going to try to ammend the PayPal donation link for Karen George (see the top right corner of this blog) to allow for donations to either Karen or to Aaron's family. [...]

    14. A family in need : Real Central VA September 24th, 2007 6:03 pm

      [...] [...]

    15. The Feed Bag - Ah Crud September 24th, 2007 6:14 pm

      [...] Greg at Bloodhound was working up a PayPal link, or you can old fashion it via snail mail. [...]

    16. [...] If you haven’t read this story, please do so. It’s great to see so many real estate bloggers rallying around a fellow member of the RE.net (just look at all the trackbacks and comments on the post on RERevealed). If you feel like helping, you can donate via paypal, link to the story on your own blog, or bid on a 30 gigabyte ipod (all proceeds go to Aaron’s family). [...]

    17. April Groves September 24th, 2007 7:47 pm

      Greg – thank you…

    18. Kris Berg September 24th, 2007 7:50 pm

      Ditto.

    19. Greg Swann September 24th, 2007 7:57 pm

      April, Kris, thank you both, also, along with Jay Thompson, Derek Burress, Michael Price and everyone else who jumped up to help. With luck we’ll raise some dough for these kids.

    20. A Moment of Silence September 24th, 2007 8:09 pm

      [...] [...]

    21. [...] As we pick up our collective pieces here at home, we open a window, one we open daily without thought.  We open our feed-readers as we do daily to see a ray of light.  The reason we love our profession the way we do, the people that work with us day in and day out are there, in our windows, like a breath of light.  Thoughts and deeds of our peers in our world reaching out to us and lifting us as we lift one another.  It is with this feeling of absolute disbelief that we realize that God’s plan all along was that our network of colleagues we’ve been building would be the gift that God gave us- our strength, the little extra, our friends and family.  Thank you for giving to our nieces & thank you all so much for lifting us up.  [...]

    22. A Second Plea–for a Young Widow September 24th, 2007 9:57 pm

      [...] The story was additionally reported by Greg Swann at The Bloodhound Blog, and was followed up by Brian Brady on Active Rain. Once again, donations are being sought to help tide over a young mother and her two fatherless babies. [...]

    23. [...] Derek Burress had an idea. A green ribbon (go to r.e. revealed to understand the color choice) could be placed on real estate blogs to generate awareness and to encourage bloggers and their readers to contribute anything they could to help Aaron's widow and babies. Greg Swann swiftly produced the graphic art. I was able to add some code to incorporate a donation link where people can contribute via credit card, eCheck, or PayPal.  [...]

    24. Some not so festive news. September 24th, 2007 10:56 pm

      [...] [...]

    25. Solid Rock Mortgage Corporation September 25th, 2007 3:56 am

      Our condolences go out to Lani Anglin and the whole family. We will do what we can to help.

    26. [...] Over at the Bloodhound Blog, where Jeff writes, the owner, Greg Swann has moved to action with April. Aaron Anglin is survived by a wife and two very young daughters. The way I’m reading things, he died without life insurance, which puts those three ladies on a very hard road. If you can spare something for them, put it in the form of negotiable funds — cash, cashier’s check or money order — and overnight it to: [...]

    27. Turn Around Tuesday September 25th, 2007 6:37 am

      [...] Like many of us, this family was not prepared for such a tragedy. Please visit Jay Thompson or Greg Swann to see how you can help this family in need. Michael Price is also auctioning an iPod on Geek Estate with proceeds to go to the family. [...]

    28. The Anglin Family Needs Your Help September 25th, 2007 10:41 am

      [...] The brother of real estate blogger Lani Anglin died in a tragic car accident. His family was injured as well. The blogging community has come together to start and promote a donation fund for the Anglin family. You can learn more about it on Greg’s blog by clicking here. [...]

    29. FBS Blog » Blog Archive » Aaron Anglin September 25th, 2007 11:32 am

      [...] Lani Anglin is one of the writers at the Bloodhound Blog as well as her own R.E. Revealed and Beautiful Chaos.  Tragically, Lani’s brother, Aaron, was killed in a car accident this past Sunday.  Aaron’s wife, Aleisha, and two children, Eleanore (1) and McKenzie (6 weeks!), were in the car with Aaron but survived.   You can help Aaron’s family by making a donation. [...]

    30. Bloggers Are In A World of Their Own September 25th, 2007 6:43 pm

      [...] [...]

    31. Sacramento Real Estate September 25th, 2007 8:09 pm

      My thoughts and prayers go out to the Anglin family. It’s nice to see the rally of RE when help is needed.

    32. [...] 2. Be more principled: Whether it be refusing to accept Brad Inman’s gifts or going out of his way to disclose meager earnings from his site, Greg Swann insists on taking the high ground. Add a prolific personality and the ability to say the right words at the right time, and Greg has clearly earned his reputation as a leader in the RE.net. [...]

    33. 604homesblog September 26th, 2007 3:10 pm

      Star of Real Estate Spoof Video Killed in Car Accident…

      Aaron Anglin had just appearred in a widely viewed real estate spoof video 2 days ago. He is the brother…

    34. [...] Lani Anglin’s brother’s children lost their father yesterday. Here’s what you can do to help… [...]

    35. Lani Anglin October 2nd, 2007 8:45 pm

      Greg, I’m still trying to gather the words… so I’ll still stick with just saying thank you.

    36. Greg Swann October 3rd, 2007 7:11 am

      > I’ll still stick with just saying thank you.

      You’d do the same and then some, so that’s thanks enough. My best to, to Benn and to Aaron’s wife and children.

    37. [...] I’ve hesitated in the past posting “personal” items on this blog but it goes against who I am at my very core. Relationships are of great value to me and one of my biggest regrets these past few weeks was not posting for a fellow blogging friend in a time of need.  [...]

    38. [...] [...]