Five Finger Death Punch Guitarist Helps Trooper Whose House Burned Down
Lincoln County, NV - The guitarist for Five Finger Death Punch has personally decided to help out a trooper whose house burned down.
Trooper Morgan Lynn's home burned down early on the morning of January 20th, according to a GoFundMe page set up for his family.
"We set up this GoFundme account to help them with immediate aid," the crowdfunding page says. "Many of us don't think about the cost of living during a difficult time. Just because you can no longer live in your home does not mean you no longer have to make mortgage payments, pay for insurance, taxes and etc. Plus the expenses of clothing your children and yourself, toiletries, replacing food, and loss in pay for time taken off. The list goes on..."
The crowdfunding page showed pictures of the damage:
Guitarist Zoltan Bathory, a vocal supporter of law enforcement, personally donated $1,000 to the campaign and shared the story on social media so that more people could help out.
This latest act of kindness comes after Five Finger Death Punch raised $95,000 for Concerns of Police Survivors.
In June, Bathory announced that the heavy metal band planned to donate a portion of ticket proceeds from their “And Justice for None” tour to the organization.
“On this next tour, we are donating a portion from every ticket sold to an organization called C.O.P.S.,” Bathory told Loudwire at the time. “Basically, it’s for the families of fallen police officers.”
“I personally look at [the police] and think they are special people who deserve the respect and I don’t know that the general population understands what they go through,” the Hungarian-born guitarist explained. “I feel that they are not getting the respect that they deserve.”
Bathory noted that many people fail to recognize the life-and-death risks that law enforcement officers take every day.
“Realistically, we’re not living in a world where everybody’s got flowers and smiling and are peaceful or [singing] ‘Kumbaya,’’ he asserted. “So, for those who realize this is not reality, you have to accept that each city has a police force, and they are really that thin blue line, that thin layer of ice on a deep ocean of f--king chaos, and savagely things can happen to them.”
Bathory commended those who have chosen to protect and serve, even when some members of society fail to recognize their sacrifices.
“There are certain people who will sign up and do this job,” he said. “I don’t have to look at my girlfriend and you don’t have to look at your family and think, ‘This could be my day.’”
“These guys, they go to work and realize they might not come home. They sign up for that and that is respectable,” Bathory said.
Trooper Lynn's GoFundMe page is up to over $4,500 as of Saturday afternoon. You can donate HERE.