A/R Member Dies - Benefit Dinner to help his young children

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Integrity

Check out www.258heaven.org for more info about Chris Mitchell - owner of 258 marketing.

As many of you know our friend, our fellow A/R blogger Chris Mitchell died in a tragic car accident just one month ago. He leaves behind three teenage children and a grandbaby. Chris was the sole custodial parent and sole provider for these children and they all lived with him. They are now faced with being parentless and the uncertainty of their future. There are huge financial expenses ahead. These kids need the help of friends, family and business associates to face these burdens that are ahead. They have huge expenses and future education and housing needs. Please consider what you can do to help Chris' children as they face the future without Dad and Grandpa. We can all identify with the huge LOSS there would be leaving 4 children behind in todays world. CREATIVE IDEAS welcomed that could impact their lives in a positive way.

Here is the info on the Benefit Dinner. There will be a silent/live AUCTION as well as raffles etc. We are looking for donations to the auctions/raffles and for you to buy a dinner ticket even if you can't attend.

Thanks EVERYONE for the outpouring of love, support and prayers to myself as well as the kids during this very sad time. Call me for infor/questions or donations. Linda Burandt 612-219-0262

Comments (20)

Chris Fisher
Your Virtual Assistant - Concord, CA

That is just horrible.  I'm so sad for those kids.  He sounds like he was a great dad/grandpa.  What a tragedy.  Do you have a paypal account for donations?

May 12, 2008 06:57 AM
Linda Burandt
Keller Williams Integrity - Elk River, MN

If you go to www.258heaven.org you will be able to make a secure donation.

Thanks soooo much.


May 12, 2008 07:10 AM
Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

What a tragedy. My condolences go out to the Mitchell family and friends.

May 12, 2008 07:36 AM
Clint Miller
Real Estate Pipeline, Inc. - Missoula, MT

Id be happy to make a donation for them.  (Its this kind of thing that has scared me into getting life insurance for my family.)

May 12, 2008 07:53 AM
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

Linda - I have done what I can! I posted a blog regarding the fundraiser and hope that you find it helpful. This has been such a tragedy for the family and I have kept them in my prayers. Thank you for letting me know about the event and hopefully it will be a great support for the family.


May 12, 2008 09:54 AM
Lori Kim Polk
Premiere Home Staging : Home Staging Services - Roseville, CA
Home Stager - Roseville, Sacramento

This is so tragic. My heart and prayers go out to his family and friends. I will be happy to donate for them.

May 12, 2008 01:11 PM
Elizabeth Cooper-Golden
Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group) - Huntsville, AL
Huntsville AL MLS

Linda, I'm going to the site right now to donate. Is there a way to make this a featured post? I think everyone needs to see this. I wonder if they could post it in every group, not just 5?  You are a wonderful person for doing this. God bless all of you.

May 12, 2008 01:45 PM
Linda Burandt
Keller Williams Integrity - Elk River, MN


Thank you. I don't know how to make it a featured post....help!!! Does anyone know how to?? I am not necessarily a wonderful person for doing this...you see, he was my one true love, the love of my life and now he's gone and I ache for his children who are now alone. I am trying the best I can to do something to make their lives and their futures better. So I am just doing what anyone would do that loves someone and their children.

But, I am only one person,

If anyone knows how to post this on the main page I would love to do it.


May 12, 2008 01:56 PM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate


You can also post to the group "Blog for a Cause".  Good luck with the dinner!

May 12, 2008 04:04 PM
Linda Burandt
Keller Williams Integrity - Elk River, MN

I'm such a rookie, how do I find this "Blog for a Cause?"


May 13, 2008 12:53 AM
Jeffrey deJESUS
eXp Realty of California Inc. - Daly City, CA

This is very sad. My condolences to his family and friends. I pray for the best. May he be in a better place now. Rest in peace...

May 13, 2008 08:42 AM
Darcy Rockwell
eMortgage LLC - Latham, NY
Mortgage Consultant

This is very sad.  Are you still accepting donations?

May 16, 2008 04:44 AM
Linda Burandt
Keller Williams Integrity - Elk River, MN

Yes, we are still accepting donations. Go to www.258heaven.org and thank you very much!!


May 17, 2008 04:19 PM
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

I am so sorry for your loss Linda. And for his children. Good luck at the event in raising help for his family. I will check out the website. Thank you so much for sharing and reaching out to us.

May 17, 2008 04:46 PM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL

Morning Lind,

What a sad occasion for the family. Our prayers are with them and with the event chairs. Keep oosting this article so as to maintian the information line. I will mention it to all thise I come in contact with and also check out the website, etc.

May 17, 2008 07:24 PM
Harold "Hal" Place
A1 Connection Realty, Inc. - Sun City Center, FL


Check out the recent post by Jeff Rogers and forward this information to the folks he wrote about. Good luck to you.



May 17, 2008 07:36 PM
Kelly Bovi, Charlotte Area Real Estate
NavMak Enterprises, LLC - Charlotte, NC

I hope the fundraiser is a sucess, such a tragedy!

May 18, 2008 03:58 AM
Kelly Shoemaker
Coldwell Banker SELECT - Broken Arrow, OK
Realtor Broken Arrow, OK

This is very sad news. I hope the fundraiser is very successful.  My condolences to the family! 

May 18, 2008 05:36 AM
Amanda Evans
DFW Living - Fort Worth, TX
Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas

I will feature this post in Blog For A Cause if you move it over there.  I realize that the benefit has already taken place, but folks can still choose to make donations.

All the best to you and the family, Linda.  My prayers of support are with you all.

Jun 15, 2008 10:04 AM
Clark Garrison
Taylor 1 INC - Atlanta, GA
"Loan Modifications"

I can't even imagine. My heart goes out to the children who are left without their father! I wish more could be done...

Jun 15, 2008 01:05 PM