No. 5: ApologetiX asks for help to fix bus
ApologetiX is facing thousands of dollars in bus repairs and is asking its fans for help.
The repairs have forced the band to postpone last weekend’s concerts in Indiana and Ohio.
“Our newly repaired bus suffered severe damage this past weekend when a big part holding one of its axles broke off,” lead singer J. Jackson said in an e-mail to fans. “We discovered it Sunday and immediately took the bus to a repair shop in North Carolina. Their mechanic said it was too much work to do there, but it would be safe enough to drive home (the damage was held in place by an airbag and a shock) for repairs.
“Our local mechanic has since looked at it and says the broken part was apparently welded back together before by one of the bus’s previous owners. The repairs needed are extensive and expensive. Just to fix it the way it was fixed by the previous owner will cost several thousand dollars. To fix it so it doesn’t happen again will cost significantly more.
“Furthermore, the repairs have forced us to postpone this weekend’s concerts. So we have major unexpected expenses plus the loss of concerts we already needed to pay regular bills.
“Please do not feel pressured to give, but please do pray. God bless you.”
You can donate online at http://www.apologetix.com/store/store-donate.php
If you prefer to mail a check or money order, please make it out to “ApologetiX” and send it to:
208 Charlemma Drive
Pittsburgh PA 15214-1414