Here's the email I finally received from the reporter of the Speed story. The good news is Speed seems on the road to recovery. An address to send donations is at the bottom.
"Thanks, belatedly, for your kind note of Friday on Speed, and thanks for reading the column. Here's what I know, some of which I'm reporting in Tuesday's paper, other parts of which I'm not: a contributor gave Speed's lawyer a $20,000 gift on Friday. They've located a hot dog trailer in Texas that they're trying to buy for about $18,000. I know from the lawyer that
Speed has fallen behind between $4,000 and $5,000 in rent since his trailer burned down, so he could still use a few more bucks to be whole, but he's
not -- and he shouldn't -- be trying to profit from this. His lawyer, Stephen Neyman, continues to work for free, despite the contributions.
So if you were inclined, there is a fund set up for him by his lawyer.
Speed's name is Ezra Anderson, and any contributions can be sent c/o Stephen Neyman,160 State Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02109. Again, thanks for your
interest and kindness.
The Boston Globe"