Just over two weeks ago Ryan Stevenson & his band wrapped up their West Coast tour in Sacramento, California. As the band slept and prepared to head to the airport someone stole their van along with the trailer and all of their gear.
The band estimates that they lost over $60,000 worth of musical equipment. After working with their insurance companies for over two weeks their claim was denied.
Ryan’s home church, Vertical Church in Boise, ID, has set up a tax-deductible way for fans to donate to help the band. To donate go to THIS LINK. The church has said that 100% of the donations received will go to the band. If the need is met, all additional funds will be donated to Ryan’s tour partner, Bethany Christian Services. All donations are tax-deductible, you will receive a charitable donation statement in January of 2020.
In a note shared to Facebook, Ryan writes, “Our van and trailer was stolen during the night from a hotel parking lot while we were asleep. We lost literally everything, and none of our insurances are covering the loss….I’ve had a very heavy heart, and have been embarrassed and discouraged about this ordeal. I haven’t said anything publicly, as I’ve been waiting on the final outcome of the insurance. Sacramento Police finally found the van & trailer, but both had been totally stripped, and in separate locations. No property was recovered at all!”
Ryan talks about the ordeal and what is next with CCM Managing Editor, Ross Cluver: