Let's Help out David Henneberry!
"That boat's his baby. He takes care of it like you wouldn't believe. And they told him it's all shot up," Henneberry's friend and neighbor George Pizzuto told ABC News. "He's going to be heartbroken." -ABC News
On April 19, 2013, David Henneberry emerged from his home following the lifting of the "shelter-in-place" order from authorities. Upon leaving his home, he discovered that one of the straps of the tarp on his boat had been cut. As he lifted the tarp, he noticed a pool of blood and a body inside the boat. It was none other than Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the terrorists from the Boston Marathon bombings, laying in his boat!
Fortunately for all of us, Mr. Henneberry had the courage to keep his cool and do the right thing: he immediately contacted the police, resulting ultimately in the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Because of Mr. Henneberry's discovery, and his quick reaction, Tsarnaev is off the streets and won't be able to hurt anybody ever again.
However, unfortunately for Mr. Henneberry, his boat was riddled with holes during the standoff between Tsarnaev and the police. Major news sources have noted that Mr. Henneberry is an avid boater and that it's one of his great passions. Unfortunately, due to the current condition of his boat, and its likely status as a piece of high-profile evidence, Mr. Henneberry's passions and personal hobby might have to be put on hold due to no fault of his own.
ABC recently did a story on folks who are stepping up individually to lend a hand to Mr. Henneberry to help him replace his boat. To view the story, check out this link: "Support to Replace Boat Ruined in Bomber Standoff" Basically, they have been sending checks his way to help him out in the purchase of a new craft.
David Henneberry is a hero and was placed into an unfortunate set of circumstances simply because Tsarnaev thought his boat to be a good opportunity for shelter. He shouldn't have to put his passions on hold and suffer because he did the right thing in contacting police to capture the bomber. So in light of ABC's story, we can step up to help him out today! Individuals have been chipping in, but if we all put our resources together here, we can make it happen fast and efficiently.
How we can help!
ABC reports that Henneberry's boat is a 22 foot Seahawk that retails for around $50,000. The purpose of this flex funding campaign is to pool our resources so that we can quickly raise as much as possible for Mr. Henneberry to get a new craft!
While we're hoping to raise $50,000 to cover the retail cost of a new similar craft, any additional funds can be used to buy Mr. Henneberry an even better boat. Anything less than $50,000 and we'll send it his way anyway to help him out.
We'll take donations of any amount! Anything you can give will help us reach our goal. Mr. Henneberry doesn't know yet that we've set this up for him, but when he finds out, he'll surely be pleasantly surprised!
Following the campaign, we'll contact Mr. Henneberry about which boat he'd prefer based upon the available funds, and we'll attempt to negotiate with the boat companies to get him the best deal on a new craft for his adventures on the sea!
All funds, minus any transaction fees (usually around 7% for indiegogo) or applicable taxes, will be forwarded to David Henneberry for the purpose of purchasing a new boat.
Spread the word!
David Henneberry is a good samaritan and a model citizen, and this campaign will help him get back on his feet and get back to normal following the hectic and tragic events in Boston and Watertown this past week.
Sharing this campaign on Twitter, Facebook, etc. will help this campaign get the exposure it needs to help collect the necessary funds.
Please contact if you have any questions, and remember that any amount helps!
What else can you do to help?
If you have not yet contributed to The One Fund Boston to help the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings, please contribute whatever you can at this link. The One Fund Boston, Inc. is an official establishment of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino, and is not affiliated with this campaign.