2011-02-17 / Letters

Warfordsburg Fire Victims Thank Community

To The Editor:

We struggle to find words that will adequately express our heartfelt thanks to all those who assisted us in any way following the loss of our homes on January 4.

We are very grateful for the quick response of fire companies from Needmore, Hancock, Mc- Connellsburg, Breezewood, Mercersburg, Hustontown, Berkeley Springs, Clear Spring, Little Orleans and for the rescue squads that also responded. Thank you to the Washington County Rehab Unit and the W. Co. Air Unit that assisted the fire companies.

The generosity of family, friends, neighbors, our church family (Warfordsburg Presbyterian Church), many area churches and even strangers totally overwhelmed us. We are deeply grateful for the support of all your thoughts, prayers, cards and love gifts. A big thank-you to all the ladies who prepared our delicious meals and to the men who helped to remove items from the house.

A special thank-you to the staff and support staff of Southern Fulton Elementary School and the S.F. Junior/Senior High School for their gifts from Dress Down Days.

We are blessed to live in and be surrounded by caring communities. Life can change in an instant, and we thank God for giving us the strength to get through this difficult time, and for all of you who so willingly came forth to help and to share your blessings with us. We appreciated every kindness bestowed on us.

May God richly bless each one of you.

Mark and Tammy
Palmer and Family
George and Wilma Valentine

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