DONE DEAL: Contract signed and date set for billboard about Scientology disconnection - 2016-03-02
Phil Jones wasted no time after the readers of this website helped him raise more than $11,000 in just over a day to fund his project for a billboard in Hollywood. He tells us that he's now inked a three-month contract for the sign, which will put a focus on Scientology's practice of "disconnection" that splits up families, including Phil's own. He and his wife Willie have been raising a ruckus in Los Angeles lately as they've tried to get word to their two grown children, Mike and Emily, who work for Scientology in the Los Angeles area, but who have cut off all ties with their parents since Phil and Willie left the church.
"We've signed and secured the billboard location for three months. I have the final artwork and it will be forwarded on to the billboard company this week," Phil tells us. "I also secured an option for an additional three months on the billboard. We have 30 days to exercise the option, so we'd have to come up with the money by then. We already have some of it since we went over the target on our fund raising, so we probably need about $6,500 more. Once the dust settles I'll get a more exact figure."
Phil also mentioned that GoFundMe had some problems with some of the smaller donations that people pledged which included joke names. Some of them did go through, so it wasn't a consistent problem. But if you want your donation to go through without a problem, Phil asks that you either use your real name or "anonymous."