Mitch Rogers Of Varials' Van

GoFundMe Launched For Varials’ Mitch Rogers & More Following June Van Accident


A GoFundMe has been launched to help get Varials vocalist Mitch Rogers and photographer Rob Haberman back on their feet. The pair were involved in a van accident while on tour as support crew for late last month for Craig Owens (of D.R.U.G.S. and Chiodos fame). Their van flipped multiple times in the accident, leading to the cancelation of a tour they were working (and some beef with Kurt Travis, who was also on the bill.) Rogers’ recovery period has also seen a number of Varials appearances canceled.

The following was shared via the fundraiser:

“Hello, my name is Marissa and I’m raising funds for my friends Mitch Rogers and Rob Haberman. As some of you may know, on June 29th Mitch and Rob were involved in a serious accident.

While driving back to Mitchell’s house from their show in Baltimore, Maryland, they were t-boned by a driver who ran a red light at high speed and flipped Mitchell’s van multiple times. The van was totaled along with the trailer full of the crews personal items and gear in tow.

Mitch and Rob were able to safely exit the vehicle and handle themselves at the scene, but once they arrived at the hospital the situation changed drastically for Mitchell. He was diagnosed with a partially collapsed left lung and was in the ICU for 10 days. His stay included 5 tubes being put in his chest/side and lengthy lung surgery.

Although he had insurance, it won’t cover the entire cost of the van, and his medical bills are piling up. Rob and Mitchell also had multiple pieces of their music gear, photography equipment, along with countless personal items damaged or completely lost in the crash. Mitchell was driving the vehicle, and was officially deemed not at fault a few days ago. We felt is was right to wait until we knew all the details, and the extent of the fallout before asking anyone for help.

Overall this experience has severely impacted their lives and businesses in many ways, and they need our help to get their livelihoods back as quickly as they can.

The money raised by this campaign will be used to help ease the financial burdens this terrible situation has placed upon Rob and Mitch, as they prepare to get back on the road as soon as possible.

thank you ♥️”

Should you be able to help out with their cause, donations are being fielded via this GoFundMe.

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