Hello Community, it is with a heavy heart I sit at my laptop and try to stay composed as I bring you some sad news and ask for your help. One of our own Mark Withers and his family recently had their home robbed (burglarized). I have never experienced such a thing and hope I never do, as I can not imagine what they are going through to be safe in your home one day and the next feel like a stranger in your own home because you where violated by an unknown assailant(s).
So how can you help? Well we are hoping that the gaming community can come together and help him and his family out as they had everything that could be plugged in stolen. Donations can consist of money donations through paypal (Donate Button on bottom of article) also sending in some games that you no longer want or don’t play (because let’s face it the couple of dollars you would get if you traded them in at your local GameStop isn’t worth it and helping Mark out would make you feel that much better).
As this is the first time Platform Nation has asked for donations from the community if you have any suggestion or a way to help Mark drop myself ([email protected]) or Steve ([email protected]) an email and let us know. If you have things you want to send Mark drop either Steve or myself an email and we will provide you with an address as to where to send the items you wish to donate. Mark and his family do reside in Ireland so if you are using paypal select GBP if you are unsure of what the conversion of currencies are to the GBP (Great Britain Pounds or Sterling) here is a helpful link. Even if you can’t donate please leave Mark a message and let him know the the Platform Nation community is here for him and his family and that we hope they get back on their feet real soon.
Here is a description of what the degenerates took, and I am using a nice word for those that did this and hope they are apprehended and those involved face the maximum sentence allowed in Ireland:
The intruders took loads and just like anyone else ever burgled, they have now made us feel insecure in our own home. The major game related stuff that was taken includes the following:
Large LCD TV.Xbox 360
Xbox 360 250 HDD, packed with XBLA downloads
Xbox 360 memory cards. 4+ years of game saves gone for good.
Several Xbox 360 controllers
Xbox 360 chatpads
Wii Fit Board
Dell XPS laptop (loaded with years of memories in forms of digital photos and family vids)
Jewellery. Much of which was antique and belonged to Grand parents. Priceless due to sentimental reasons.
Watches and cash.
Tons of Wii, PSP and Xbox 360 games, many Ltd and collectors editions included.
Platform Nation’s thoughts are with you Mark and the Wither’s Family!