What would you do if you lost everything in a house fire?

Hi there.

This isn’t a normal blog post, because life isn’t always normal.

Meet Sharon.

My friend Sharon Angle, who teaches at Foothills Music Academy, had a house fire last night here in the Seattle area. And lost everything. She’s a renter and sadly didn’t have insurance to cover her belongings. Luckily, she’s ok – but she needs some help.

In addition to normal household items, Sharon’s going to need money and/or donations to replace her Piano, Guitar, Keyboard, and collection of sheet music. She is also looking for a small studio apartment for her and her two cats and two small dogs; and for a studio space in Bothell and Kirkland for her other Eastside students.

My wife and I are working on a fund where people can send donations, and for the meanwhile if you’re interested please email me or Tweet. I’d really appreciate your interest and help.


  • Sat 1/28 – The good folks at Dwolla have suggested a great way for you to donate to Sharon if you’d like to send her a few bucks online. Simply go to this link, sign up for Dwolla and note that the money is for Sharon, and you can contribute directly. (Thanks Jordan!)
    (Note: the page will say “Greg Meyer, Woodinville” – when Sharon gets an account we’ll update the link.)
  • Weds 2/1 –  Please consider donating to her fund. Donations can be dropped off at any BECU neighborhood financial center, or mailed to BECU.


    Sharon Angle Benevolent Fund
    Account # 3589592407
    Send To:
    PO Box 97050
    Seattle, WA 98124-9750


3 thoughts on “What would you do if you lost everything in a house fire?

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  1. Hi Greg,

    I got Sharon’s message this morning and have started telling people about her situation and asking them to think of how they could help her. I wanted to let you/her know that while I don’t have a piano I can donate, I would be happy to let her have my Roland digital piano until she finds something better.

    If you have a distribution list for people who want to know how things are going, please add me to it. I tried emailing you, but the address got rejected by email gnomes.

  2. Hi there,
    I havr sharon in my thought and prayers and am going to see what types if things I can get rounded up from fellow musicians.
    Hopefully we can get her up and running here soon. If you have an email with things that have been donated and things that are still needed. Please add me ad well to that list skitle230@yahoo.com. Also, my parents rich and Maggie verlinde would like to on that list as well, ad they are not in facebook or anything. Thrir email is richard.p.verlinde@comcast.net
    Thank you so much!

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