(CelebrityAccess News Service) – John Langenstein, director of security for several
bands including Phish and The String Cheese Incident, has teamed up once
again with David Shulman and The Mimi Fishman Foundation to raise money for
The Station Family Fund.
Todd King, a survivor himself of the fire, is the VP of the Station Family
Fund. “While the victims of the fire are sure to be the focus on February 20
(the anniversary), it’s vital we don’t forget the families they have left
behind," said King "The Station Family Fund was formed to help those families, as well
as the survivors."
The second in a series of Langenstein/Shulman on-line auctions is scheduled
to commence on February 20, exactly one year after the tragic fire.
Their first auction, which ended January 25 raised $7,500 from items
donated out of Langenstein’s personal memorabilia collection, as well as
items donated by Phish and The String Cheese Incident. As before,
The Mimi Fishman Foundation will host the on-line auction while Langenstein
will use his contacts developed over 20 years in the industry to secure very
special auction items.
"Our first auction was just a small step towards the help that is needed," said Langenstein. "Our efforts are now in overdrive as the needs of the families affected far
outweigh the help the Station Family Fund has been able to provide. I am
more determined now than ever to help out the survivors and the families of
The Station Family Fund will distribute every dollar raised by the auction
in an effort to address the needs of the survivors and the families of
victims. “We will reveal the specific items on February 20, the day the auction begins," said Shulman. "While the final details are still being ironed out, I can say this will
certainly be an exciting auction, with very rare and unique items. There is sure to be something of interest for fans of all music
types. John ( has done a wonderful job pulling his resources
Expect items donated by a long and diverse list of musicians,
including Neil Young, BB King, Enya, Phish, Lisa Marie Presley, Mark Knopfler, Bonnie Raitt, Crosby, Stills & Nash and many others. Beginning Feb 20, the auction can be viewed at www.mimifishman.org
The Station Family Fund is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) recognized, tax exempt,
nonprofit organization, founded to offer assistance and relief to people
directly affected by the fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, RI. 100 people perished, close to 200 severely injured, and more
than 60 children lost one or both parents in the horrific fire on February 20,