Thanks for helping in a time of need
As we enter the New Year, please take a moment and be thankful for your health, family and friends, and what a wonderful community we live in. We have lived here in Summit County for 16 years and on Nov. 30 our house caught on fire as we were trying to de-thaw frozen pipes. We became homeless. Since that time our community has been extremely giving and coming to our aid. We would like to publicly thank the firefighters from Silverthorne, Dillon, Keystone and Frisco, the ambulance drivers (who were willing to give oxygen to my cat), the policemen, the Red Cross (locally and the Denver Chapter), Gaye at State Farm Insurance, Charlotte at Days Inn (who made sure we had accommodations until we found more permanent housing), our neighbors Cheryl and Dominick Zappa, Mario, Elizabeth and Mark, John and Camie Winston, Pete and Carrie McDonald; Joe and Alice Dudley, Eric Cunningham, Jim Slivka, Eric and Kim Finestead, Mark and Jolene Leman, Lorna Wolf, Becky Brazzle, Georgette Contos, Millie Hammer, Karen Dickie, Kerry Buhler, Hollyanna Bates, Scott Vargo and the Summit County Government staff, Mike and Donna Corcel, Steve Arndt, Chic and Beth Koran, Fred and Claudia Horvath, Renea Hill’s Kindergarten Class, Stacey Simmons and Jen Pennette’s third-grade classes, the Carlson family (Brian, Margaret, Emily and Ben), Shelly and Carter Flavell, Jessica Ward (Santa’s Helper), Alisa Palmer, Heidi Roy and family (Olivia and Kaelin), Janet Crispell, Susie Lazo, Laurie Bolthouse, Jeanie Church, and all the wonderful teachers/para professionals who helped make meals for us from Upper Blue and Breckenridge Elementary Schools. And additional thank-you to local businesses who helped make the holidays easier: Starbucks, Extreme Pizza, Bubba Gump, Mi Zuppa in Breckenridge, My Thai, Barnyard, Peak-a-Boo Toys (Ruthie, Henry, and parents), Abbey’s Coffee, Wandering Daisy, Marty’s for Kids, Shirt off My Back, and A Kinder Carpet Inc. (who have started the long process of cleaning our house). We would also like to thank all the wonderful students at Upper Blue Elementary and Breckenridge Schools who had kind and giving thoughts and gifts. Two students stood out in particular to us: Jackie and Zoe. These two students on their own went and held a bake sale to raise money for us upon hearing that our house caught on fire. Children really are our future, and these two students definitely displayed incredible kindness and giving.If we forgot to mention you, we are sorry, but thank you. Thank you to all who has helped us out in our time of need; we couldn’t of made it through the holidays without you. We truly do live in paradise. If we forgot to mention you, we are sorry, but thank you. Thank you to all who has helped us out in our time of need; we couldn’t of made it through the holidays without you. We truly do live in paradise.
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