King's X drummer Jerry Gaskill has been left temporarily homeless after superstorm Sandy hit his New Jersey property and destroyed "almost every material possession" he owns.
The musician, who suffered a heart attack in February (12), and his wife Julie have lost all of their belongings after severe weather ravaged the state on Monday (29Oct12).
His friend Ed Frost has set up an online fundraising page for the rocker, and is keeping fans updated about Gaskill's situation.
A post on the website reads, "The friends and fans of Jerry Gaskill... are uniting to raise money to help with the devastating losses he and his wife Julie suffered during Hurricane Sandy. Jerry and Julie lost almost every material possession they owned and are displaced from their home.
"I spoke with Jerry and he and Julie are ok, and very optimistic of the future, despite losing every material possession to this dreadful storm. It's been one helluva journey for him this year - cheating death, marrying his soul mate, a successful tour with Kansas, the announcement of a new solo project kicking off next month, and now this...
"If you know Jerry, you already know that it is not in his Dna to ask for help... per Jerry's words 'It's gonna be Alright'... For me, Jerry has helped me in so many different ways (the) past 3 years, that there is no real way that I could repay him. I'm going to do what I can, and hope you will join in. If you would like to help as well, my wife and I will match the first $1,000 that can be raised. Any gift you can give will be treated as a gift, and is not tax deductible."