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Broken Hope guitarist donates entire farm

Thursday, April 9, 2015 6:34 AM PT

Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope donates farm

Jeremy Wagner, guitarist of Illinois death metal band Broken Hope, generously donated an entire farm property to a local animal rescue and rehabilition outfit earlier this week. Wagner had the following to say:

"Today I made the biggest donation of my life. I signed off and gave away my entire farm to the animal rescue/rehab group I've been working with since I purchased the property last summer.

"I'm too busy to manage and enjoy the place, but it does my heart and soul good knowing I have now given a refuge and paradise for many animals who will be given help and love and new homes for many years to come.

"My generosity and goodwill for the benefit of animals will never stop. Giving my farm away for free was a super-huge sacrifice, but it was an awesome one, and it won't be the last time I do it.

"In this life, money doesn't mean shit if you don't do good with it. So I do as much good as I can before I leave this rock. Cheers!"

Jeremy Wagner of Broken Hope donates farm for animals


4/9/2015 6:37:52 AM
Well that's admirable.

4/9/2015 6:40:14 AM
How did he make so much money?

4/9/2015 6:44:13 AM
This is way better than that weird looking wanna be dad from EHtilla who feels the need to show off his trust fund life via pictures of big houses and lame cars. Thumbs up big homie!

4/9/2015 6:46:11 AM
I thought you weren't supposed to talk about donating to charity..? Is it just me or does it seem like this dude is patting himself on the back?

4/9/2015 7:00:44 AM
"I thought you weren't supposed to talk about donating to charity..? Is it just me or does it seem like this dude is patting himself on the back?"

^^ really man?

i'd pat myself on the back too if I did something so generous. there's nothing wrong with feeling good about helping others with such a good cause

4/9/2015 7:07:21 AM
animal farm

4/9/2015 7:18:21 AM
For those of you who don't know, this is a tax write-off, plain and simple.

4/9/2015 7:44:29 AM
Well, that's a really nice thing to do.

4/9/2015 7:47:53 AM
Cattle Decapitation are stoked.

4/9/2015 7:54:38 AM
Super cool what he did. I'd love nothing more than to live on a farm like that.

4/9/2015 8:03:19 AM
This is rad as fck.

4/9/2015 8:11:48 AM
Fixing Hope

4/9/2015 8:22:00 AM
"anonymous58 minutes ago
For those of you who don't know, this is a tax write-off, plain and simple."

You cant write off an entire fcking piece of property feg.

4/9/2015 8:56:22 AM
this really is awesome. i love hearng stuff like this especially when it comes to helping/housing animlas. much respect to this guy.......now bring on the earth crisis jokes nerdz.

4/9/2015 8:56:26 AM
I'd say he's justified in feeling good about doing good. Good for you mane.

4/9/2015 9:01:00 AM
The guy married into money!!
His wife donated this farm!!
He did nothing!!
fcking tool!!

4/9/2015 9:28:21 AM
Heavy petting zoo

4/9/2015 9:29:30 AM
Broken Hope // Restored Hope

4/9/2015 9:33:23 AM
Lambgoat commentors doing everything in their power to have a negative opinion about this

4/9/2015 9:36:27 AM
Awesome story. Awesome dude.

4/9/2015 9:40:05 AM
Super cool, I am all for it!!! Good job Jermo

4/9/2015 9:56:21 AM
Sweet Terrorizer shirt man

4/9/2015 9:56:54 AM
Exactly, this is a huge tax write off...

4/9/2015 10:06:48 AM

4/9/2015 10:22:07 AM
But Jesus said pride is a sin. He also said to stop eating all the bagels and save some for his dad.

4/9/2015 10:40:27 AM
pig destroyer

4/9/2015 11:00:19 AM
^^For those of you who don't know, this is a tax write-off, plain and simple.

For him to donate property it means it's paid off other wise the bank would take what it's owed. So it's not a tax write off its actually an asset. Besides I'm sure he isn't making da gazillions®©¢$

4/9/2015 11:02:15 AM
that's dope.

4/9/2015 11:11:48 AM
This is actually really rad. Props to this dude for helping others

4/9/2015 11:12:49 AM
Not sure why everyone is so worked about this generous donation being a tax write off or not?! Either way, what he did was awesome! You have no idea how many animals' lives have been saved due to this act of kindness.

4/9/2015 11:27:10 AM
Hey wrote some books and made some money. Plus having a farm in rural Northern Illinois doesn't mean the dude is stacked with cash by any means. It's quite rad that he did it.

4/9/2015 11:35:34 AM
shit band. rad dude

4/9/2015 12:16:24 PM
you know what else would save a lot of animal lives? human extinction

4/9/2015 12:24:54 PM
I am shocked and saddened to read some of the comments here. Comments that a good deed be dismissed as a tax right off and someone patting themselves on the back. Instead of bashing someone for the good that they have done, try doing the same.

4/9/2015 1:22:56 PM
Jeremy didn't go public to pat himself on the back, he did it to call attention to rescue. He is making a point, he is letting you all know that we need help - we cant do this by ourselves - we need the recognition, the support, the fosters/adopters and the donations. He is being the voice that these animals and we rescued need. Do yourselves and all a favor, stop being ugly, stop criticizing and start helping.

4/9/2015 1:42:41 PM
I like how you guys all think broken hope is raking in such a large amount of money that jeremy has to start dumping assets in order to write off taxes

4/9/2015 1:46:28 PM
Broken Hoooooooooope...all alloooooooOOOoooope

And no, incredibly dumb move giving away real estate.

4/9/2015 2:01:41 PM
I can't believe the negative bullshit people are saying about this in an attempt to discredit him.This dude did what most people wouldn't. Stop being intimidated by his generosity and be inspired by it. I don't care why he did it. I care that these critters are getting a second chance. Listen to Broken Hope and stfu \m/

4/9/2015 2:27:52 PM
What he did was awesome and he has a right to brag about it
At least he's fcking trying what the fck have you done?

4/9/2015 2:41:59 PM
Is that Chris Pontius from jackass?

4/9/2015 3:32:34 PM
Is this where he had killed those dudes in his band

4/9/2015 3:52:04 PM
attention seeking whore

4/9/2015 5:02:54 PM
The only reason he donated his entire farm is because he wanted to dedicate more time watching the classic 90s Nickelodeon show Doug! He's planning on openeing a honker burger

4/9/2015 6:01:06 PM
This guy owns... I'm now a fan of him band.

4/9/2015 6:31:10 PM
Thats really cool. I love animals. fck people though.

4/9/2015 7:20:25 PM

4/9/2015 7:31:39 PM
A bit tired of these non-profits taking advantage of people. They have no problem paying their staff a salary or hourly wage, and I'm sure the higher-ups also get benefits/health ins. But they can't find a way to finance a property to work from.

4/9/2015 8:17:45 PM
Wth is wrong with you people? There is so much crap going on in this hellish world & so many shitty people that when someone does something good there's gotta be some "other reason" to it..?? Grow the F up! Need more good, kind people.

4/9/2015 9:18:42 PM
This dude did a good deed. I think that is undisputed. But these organizations are a false. You need more space or larger facilities, cut your salaries. If the cause means that much to you, make do with what you have or figure out another way. Stop taking advantage of people or learn to say "thanks, but it's too big of a donation."

4/10/2015 5:21:27 AM
good for him even though i feel like i have to say something negtaive here...

4/10/2015 8:13:52 AM
It would be cool if he didn't write this off on his taxes.

4/10/2015 9:45:48 AM
He could've given it to starving African Kids. What is he racist?!?!?!?

4/10/2015 11:15:37 AM
Consider someone else. Stop preaching about animals

4/10/2015 11:42:53 AM
What a nice piece of shit! A nice, good gentlebitch. The animals will be stoked as fck.

4/10/2015 12:24:27 PM
This is a dickhead, plain and simple.

4/10/2015 12:26:42 PM
You know what would have actually helped? Mentioning the name of the charity and giving a link to them, maybe give other people a chance to help as well, rather than wasting the space to give himself a masturbatory high five. Now that they have a large property that has taxes and overhead to take care of, whatever charity this is might need the help

4/10/2015 3:17:43 PM
Really admirable..awesome decision dude!

4/10/2015 4:13:01 PM
Great thing to do!! Props to you!

4/10/2015 5:04:41 PM
How the f*kc did he afford this farm in the first place? There is not much money in playing death metal.

4/10/2015 8:22:31 PM
He didn't buy this farm. His wife bought it from her family money. They had a major electrical fire in January at the farm and it doesn't look anything like the picture that he's posted here. He got his insurance money from the fire and his wife made him get rid of it. He's full of shit

4/11/2015 4:38:54 AM
to anonymous dickheads who are complaining about this- get out of computer, get a job, earn money, help others and do something as good and big as this guy- come back with proof and then complain. no life fck face douchecanoes.

4/11/2015 9:26:26 AM
Giving to your community and having a tax write-off are bad things? A charitable gift write-off is about 50% of the gift.
Making use of tax law enables the donor to give more freely. That's the whole point.
He's getting press? Why should we not know about good acts like this one?
Your hate is silly. Get off the computer. Go do something POSITIVE and worthy of CELEBRATING.

4/11/2015 5:50:28 PM
sex farm woman

4/12/2015 12:17:26 PM
To the negative asshats.The rescue is not 501c3 so not much of a tax benefit
The rescue is volunteer run, no salaries no benefits. Recycled.Pits founder has financed the rescue with her own $. Her savings, 401k, pension, IRA - all gone.this rescue survives because people like Jeremy and Kym actually give a damn.and I hear the band helped.Singer adopted one and saved another.

4/12/2015 6:12:54 PM
^^ all lies

4/13/2015 6:50:50 AM
This guy cheated on his income tax...

4/13/2015 10:17:35 PM
now a fan of him band now a fan of him band now a fan of him band now a fan of him band now a fan of him band now a fan of him band

4/24/2015 1:17:48 PM
He didn't buy the farm. His wife bought the farm with her family money. He never had the furnace repaired and had a huge fire. It needs MAJOR repairs for someone to live there. Jeremy spun it into a story like he's some charitable guy for donating his burned down farm that he neglected. The only ass hat is Jeremy Wagner and anyone believing the face value of the story.

http://mobile.www.daily-ch ronicle.com/2015/01/22/wom an-dogs-escape-kirkland-ho use-fire/a8xvo4q/

4/24/2015 4:35:19 PM
The link didn't post.

http://www.daily-chronicle .com/2015/01/22/woman-dogs -escape-kirkland-house-fir e/a8xvo4q/

4/24/2015 4:37:46 PM
Made it into a tiny URL. Try this one.


6/8/2015 8:55:22 AM
All Wagner does on his FB page is brag about giving his farm to animal welfare. He's patted himself on the back quite a few times there. He should change his name to "Jeremy Bragner."

8/6/2015 10:07:54 PM
Jeremy Wagner is an Angel! To give so much to save so many animals goes way beyond words. God Bless You Jeremy. WE ALL LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!

8/7/2015 9:39:19 PM
I would like to know the name of the "rescue" that's on the receiving end of this. Too many "no kill" entities start out with good intentions and then degenerate into hoarding situations. Is the rescue a 5013c? Who will be overseeing the property- volunteers or paid employees. What about veterinary care for the influx of animals. These are questions that people need to be asking.