By Miriam Raftery
May 16, 2014 (Campo)—Jerry Weber lost everything in a fire that destroyed his trailer and all his belongings on May 13 in Campo. He has no fire insurance, relies on his Social Security income, and has both diabetes and a heart condition, according to Maria Amaya.
“He’s been my customer for many years,” said Amaya, who is accepting donated items for Weber at Angelous Barber Shop and Beauty Salon in Campo. The greatest need, however, is a trailer for him to live in.
Weber is presently living in his car despite 100 degree temperatures, determined to remain on his property, Amaya said. He has no water on site, nor electrictiy.
In addition, a fundraiser to benefit Weber will be held on Monday, May 26 at the Bucking DeLorian restaurant in Lakeside. The restaurant will donate 15% of proceeds and is also encouraging the public to bring donations of food, clothing, household goods, toiletries and funds. For details on how you can help, click "read more" and scroll down.
Immediate donations of food, clothing and other necessities may be brought to Amaya’s business, Angelous Barber Shop and Beauty Salon at 31476 Highway 94 in Campo, or she can arrange to pick items up during her twice-weekly trips to San Diego. You can call Maria Amaya at 619-478-9535.
Weber wears size 34 pants, large size shirts, and shoes size 9 ½ or 10. Besides clothing, he needs food, toiletries, household goods, gift cards and monetary donations.
The Bucking DeLorian, Lakeside’s newest trendy eatery and saloon, is located one block from the Lakeside Rodeo grounds at 10109 Maine Avenue in Lakeside. The fundraiser will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on May 26. The event will feature a live band. The Bucking DeLorian also has a mechanical bull for would-be cowboys wanting to try out their bull-riding skills. The menu ranges from hearty fare such as steaks and racks of barbecue ribs to lighter fare, such as crispy brussel sprouts and salads.