Business of 28 Years Destroyed by Landslide (More Photos and Video from the Scene)
For 28 years, John Shwartz operated R & R Auto Machine & Radiator, in Southern Humboldt. Other businesses rented space in his building. He was supporting himself and his family and providing a service to the community. Then at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, February 9, his business and that of his tenants were destroyed by a landslide. (See video above and photos below.)
Shwartz told KMUD News that while he doesn’t have insurance, it wouldn’t have covered a landslide anyway. (You can listen to the story below)
To help with cleanup efforts and possibly even with rebuilding costs, an account has been set up at the Community Credit Union of Southern Humboldt (Acct # 18840) and with GoFundMe (to help out and see more images of the slide, click here.)
If anyone wants any free clean fill, there is plenty behind the shop. Please call (707) 923 7648 for more information.