This just in from Gordon Soderberg:
“Saving the bus and the musical instruments from the fire was a complete success. We just got word that the bus is fixed and the maintenance and servicing is done.
The repairs, servicing and towing charges are a little over. $5,000.00. An expensive repair and valuable lesson learned.
The live fire experience provided invaluable information about our crews ability to respond effectively and the organization’s abilities and weaknesses to support them.
They put out an electrical fire that had the entire entire lower half of the engine surrounded in flames on the side of the road in the middle of the night. They saved the bus and the donations put in their care to transport.
That mission continues. As soon as the bill is covered they’re headed to Rockaway Beach, NY. to deliver the instruments and complete the mission.”