Plant a Tree Memorial
My name is Jeff, and I am one of the founders of Gears in Heaven, a non-profit organization. I wanted to take a moment to share some insight into our mission.
Gears in Heaven assists the families of motorsport enthusiasts that have been killed or seriously injured in a vehicle accident.
Gears in Heaven was founded after my precious, and only child, Brandon Forlastro, a true motorsport enthusiast, was killed in a motorcycle accident on May 1st of 2022.
It was his 22nd birthday.
His beautiful girlfriend was a passenger on the motorcycle and critically injured.
Her life is forever changed.
From the onset of the crash, through now, we had a large support network and some resources available to us to help us through our struggle.
This assistance was imperative to our wellbeing and healing.
Imagining that there will be families going through similar horrors, without strong support was unbearable for us to think of.
That is exactly why we started Gears in Heaven, to be a source of comfort and support during tragedy and loss to those who need it.
My wife Jennifer, members of our family, Brandon’s friends, our friends, and I all sprung into action and made Gears in Heaven a reality.
Our volunteers all have a personal connection to tragedy.
Their individual experience allows us to provide grief and emotional support, assist with fundraising activities to offset funeral or medical expenses, or even assist in the day-to-day chores that need to be attended to keep a household functioning.
Our services don’t end there, we do whatever is needed.
Each accident presents itself with a unique set of needs.
Our goal is to provide the family with some solace that they have true support behind them, because this is when they need it most.
We couldn't do this alone...
It costs anywhere from $5000-$15000 for someone to bury a loved one.
We also are new and our volunteers can only help so much...
We needed to come up with something to spread awareness NOW.
Times are hard for everyone which is why we made this:
Rock this baby on your ride to spread awareness to other people to always look twice!
They always said to look twice growing up but this is something us as driver's need to be more aware of...
This Look Twice Magnet is one of its kind as this is one of our first awareness campaigns we are bringing attention to.
So how can you get yours?
Help Cover Funeral or Memorial Costs
Run House Chores
Plant a Tree In Ones Honor
Drive Awareness to Driver Safety
Get counseling for family
Give a remarkable memorial for a fallen rider
Plus much, much more!
Your generous donation will help victim's get the proper memorial they deserve.
This is what happens when there is support: