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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby travis19877 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:23 pm

The plaque will cost roughly 200$.

We will have the memorial fund up and running by monday. Our goal is to raise 500$ and all of the money donated will go directly to the plaque and any extra money will be held for LHSP, SAR, 14ers.com, and the CFI. Once the money is totaled, it will be decided how the money be donated to the different organizations. Those of you who have offered to buy the plaque, feel free to donate the full cost of it and your money will go to just as good of a cause.
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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby wildlobo71 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:39 pm

We have the Memorial Fund Account set up at Wells Fargo Bank, through the "Kevin Hayne Memorial Fund." If you wanted to make a deposit directly to the account from any Wells Fargo Branch, just go in and tell them that you want to make the donation into the Kevin Hayne Memorial Fund" and they should be able to accommodate you; further you could mail your donation directly to:

Wells Fargo Bank N.A.,
1717 Grant Street
Denver, CO 80203
Attn: Kevin Hayne Memorial Fund

And, lastly and for those who want technology - Paypal... we are currently setting this up, I hope to have it running by Monday (6/21/10). They need to verify the brand new account before directly linking to it. Once that happens, we will start a new thread with that link.

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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby greenwok » Fri Jun 18, 2010 2:53 pm

$500? Travis - I fully expect this number to be in the multiples of that - and in fact become an ongoing Memorial Fund that will benefit LHSP, SAR, young people, etc. for years to come. I intend to make regular contributions to this fund and look forward to the lives impacted in Kevin's memory and honor.

As for the palque, are you thinking something like this? http://www.fourteeners.org/ranges/sawatch/princeton/081600/princeton_pic2.htm
travis19877 wrote:The plaque will cost roughly 200$.

We will have the memorial fund up and running by monday. Our goal is to raise 500$ and all of the money donated will go directly to the plaque and any extra money will be held for LHSP, SAR, 14ers.com, and the CFI. Once the money is totaled, it will be decided how the money be donated to the different organizations. Those of you who have offered to buy the plaque, feel free to donate the full cost of it and your money will go to just as good of a cause.
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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby travis19877 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:09 pm

greenwok wrote:$500? Travis - I fully expect this number to be in the multiples of that - and in fact become an ongoing Memorial Fund that will benefit LHSP, SAR, young people, etc. for years to come. I intend to make regular contributions to this fund and look forward to the lives impacted in Kevin's memory and honor.
travis19877 wrote:The plaque will cost roughly 200$.

We will have the memorial fund up and running by monday. Our goal is to raise 500$ and all of the money donated will go directly to the plaque and any extra money will be held for LHSP, SAR, 14ers.com, and the CFI. Once the money is totaled, it will be decided how the money be donated to the different organizations. Those of you who have offered to buy the plaque, feel free to donate the full cost of it and your money will go to just as good of a cause.


I also hope we exceed this number, by a lot. I think it's very possible but i also think a realistic starting goal is necessary, anything beyond that would be extraordinary. If you think we should raise this number, thats fine with me. I think it's fine for individuals to post their own goals and motivate others to reach it. 500$ is my current goal, in which i would love to see exceeded.
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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby greenwok » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:13 pm

I think the goal could be whatever you want it to be :) It will be fun to watch it develop to any amount and benefit these organizations and perhaps others for years to come.
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greenwok wrote:$500? Travis - I fully expect this number to be in the multiples of that - and in fact become an ongoing Memorial Fund that will benefit LHSP, SAR, young people, etc. for years to come. I intend to make regular contributions to this fund and look forward to the lives impacted in Kevin's memory and honor.
travis19877 wrote:The plaque will cost roughly 200$.

We will have the memorial fund up and running by monday. Our goal is to raise 500$ and all of the money donated will go directly to the plaque and any extra money will be held for LHSP, SAR, 14ers.com, and the CFI. Once the money is totaled, it will be decided how the money be donated to the different organizations. Those of you who have offered to buy the plaque, feel free to donate the full cost of it and your money will go to just as good of a cause.


I also hope we exceed this number, by a lot. I think it's very possible but i also think a realistic starting goal is necessary, anything beyond that would be extraordinary. If you think we should raise this number, thats fine with me. I think it's fine for individuals to post their own goals and motivate others to reach it. 500$ is my current goal, in which i would love to see exceeded.
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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby ryguy79 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:02 pm

I hadn't been on the site in a few days. Heartbreaking story. My prayers are with him and his family and friends.

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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby globreal » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:59 pm

greenwok wrote:$500? Travis - I fully expect this number to be in the multiples of that - and in fact become an ongoing Memorial Fund that will benefit LHSP, SAR, young people, etc. for years to come. I intend to make regular contributions to this fund and look forward to the lives impacted in Kevin's memory and honor.

As for the palque, are you thinking something like this? http://www.fourteeners.org/ranges/sawatch/princeton/081600/princeton_pic2.htm
travis19877 wrote:The plaque will cost roughly 200$.

We will have the memorial fund up and running by monday. Our goal is to raise 500$ and all of the money donated will go directly to the plaque and any extra money will be held for LHSP, SAR, 14ers.com, and the CFI. Once the money is totaled, it will be decided how the money be donated to the different organizations. Those of you who have offered to buy the plaque, feel free to donate the full cost of it and your money will go to just as good of a cause.


I love the look of this plaque! I think this would be a great honor to do one like this for Kevin even if it costs more than $200. I'll be a contributor!
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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby greenwok » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:06 pm

+1

globreal wrote:
greenwok wrote:$500? Travis - I fully expect this number to be in the multiples of that - and in fact become an ongoing Memorial Fund that will benefit LHSP, SAR, young people, etc. for years to come. I intend to make regular contributions to this fund and look forward to the lives impacted in Kevin's memory and honor.

As for the palque, are you thinking something like this? http://www.fourteeners.org/ranges/sawatch/princeton/081600/princeton_pic2.htm
travis19877 wrote:The plaque will cost roughly 200$.

We will have the memorial fund up and running by monday. Our goal is to raise 500$ and all of the money donated will go directly to the plaque and any extra money will be held for LHSP, SAR, 14ers.com, and the CFI. Once the money is totaled, it will be decided how the money be donated to the different organizations. Those of you who have offered to buy the plaque, feel free to donate the full cost of it and your money will go to just as good of a cause.


I love the look of this plaque! I think this would be a great honor to do one like this for Kevin even if it costs more than $200. I'll be a contributor!
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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby Boomerang » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:06 pm

To all the Spot device users, and those following this tragic story. As follow up to the Spot devices malfunctioning on Tuesday, June 15th it is my opinion that neither device malfunctioned, rather the particular terrain and section that Travis and Kevin were in did not afford the optimal view of the sky. I've reviewed pictures of the "hourglass" section on Little Bear from both 14ers.com and the photos that Travis had taken, and feel this to be true. Travis has shared his account with me in detail, and where he was trying to send the SOS message from was this same bad section. He did not have his device, nor could he find Kevin's when he reached him to try again. Both families believe very strongly in the abilities of the device and wouldn't feel comfortable having any of us out there without it! Spot has followed up with us on numerous occasions, and with heavy hearts and loads of concern wishing to make certain that their devices work and perform at an optimal level. I believe they do! Sean Winders (Travis' dad).

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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby travis19877 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:21 pm

If something like the plaque above is what we want to do, I will recontact Kansas and see if he can find a price for something like that.
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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby tmathews » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:34 pm

Boomerang wrote:To all the Spot device users, and those following this tragic story. As follow up to the Spot devices malfunctioning on Tuesday, June 15th it is my opinion that neither device malfunctioned, rather the particular terrain and section that Travis and Kevin were in did not afford the optimal view of the sky. I've reviewed pictures of the "hourglass" section on Little Bear from both 14ers.com and the photos that Travis had taken, and feel this to be true. Travis has shared his account with me in detail, and where he was trying to send the SOS message from was this same bad section. He did not have his device, nor could he find Kevin's when he reached him to try again. Both families believe very strongly in the abilities of the device and wouldn't feel comfortable having any of us out there without it! Spot has followed up with us on numerous occasions, and with heavy hearts and loads of concern wishing to make certain that their devices work and perform at an optimal level. I believe they do! Sean Winders (Travis' dad).


Thank you for that addendum, Mr. Winders. I purchased a SPOT II after they re-released it (it was previously recalled) and was a little bit concerned about it after reading Travis' account. It doesn't detract from the gravity of the situation, though....

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Re: Emergency - Kevin8020

Postby leelaasa1 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:05 pm

I don't know a lot about the Spot devices but it seems strange that both would malfunction at the same time. Which makes sense that the devices were likely fine but they were just in a spot that could not reach a signal.
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