CONVICTIONS' Stolen Van Is Found By Police, Though Still Missing Gear
Convictions was playing at SXSW and, as happens entirely too often to entirely too many bands, the group's van was stolen. Convictions initially set up a GoFundMe to get back on its feet, but not the group has some great news to report! The van was found! Obviously Convictions could still use your help a little, but not nearly as much as it originally did. Plus, they're offering refunds to fans to who donated initially, which is pretty cool.
“We prayed for a miracle. We got one.
Thanks to the Irving Police Department in Texas, we have recovered our stolen van and trailer. This is amazing news. According to the police, it was hot-wired and our van was vandalized. EVERYTHING of value was taken out of our van. As far as the trailer, everything was secure and most of our gear accounted for.
We have suspended our GoFundMe campaign. We are MORE than willing to offer a FULL refund to anyone who has so generously donated. (Please do not hesitate to email us if you wish to have your money refunded at : firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you wish to let us keep your donation it will still go towards the situation at hand. We are estimating $5-7k in financial losses which include the following:
-stolen personal property
-car rental fees
-missed compensation from shows
Eventually insurance will cover some of these losses. But not nearly everything. Our van is currently getting towed and looked at by the body shop. We hope to continue the tour as soon as tomorrow with Like Moths To Flames. We will be posting a video with footage and documentation of everything that happened.
The amount of prayer and support that everyone has given us has brought tears to our eyes. Evil tried to steal our dreams from us. Even if we couldn’t have recovered anything, we were still going to press on. You can steal our van, trailer, money, and gear. You can take everything. But you can’t take the song out of our hearts. You can’t take our faith.
God has answered our prayers. Miracles do exist. We will overcome.
If you have any questions feel free to message us. We will always be transparent with you all.”
Seriously though, the band is still mission a lot of shit, as you'll see in the below pictures.