Last Friday a fire tore through Unwritten Law lead vocalist Scott Russo’s home. He and his family escaped and were unharmed but they lost everything. To make matters worse they had no insurance so they have nothing.
According to San Diego’s Channel 10 News the damage was estimated at $500,000.
According to NBC San Diego the home was Scott Russo’s childhood home as well as the location where one of Unwritten Law’s videos was shot (“Teenage Suicide”). It was reported that some of the family’s pets did not make it and Scott Russo also lost some life accomplishing items such as gold records and even one of his first guitars.
With no fire insurance the family (Russo, wife, and 3 kids) has nothing as far as belongings but thanks to local musicians and friends a benefit concert for Scott Russo and his family is being held tomorrow, 02/10/09, at the House of Blues in San Diego.
Tickets will range from $50 to $75 with proceeds going directly to the family. Alongside Unwritten Law perforing will be Jason Mraz, Timmy Curran, and Switchfoot.
It’s nice to see people coming together to help out a family in need.
Donations for the Russo family can be made through PayPal or by mailing a check to:
Platinum Financial Management, Inc. for the benefit of Scott Russo
9200 West Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90069
The band also posted this BLOG about other ways their loving fans can help.