Pleasanton Weekly

Opinion - March 18, 2011


Great big thanks

Dear Editor,

Our family would like to send, to each and every one of our friends and neighbors, our very heartfelt thanks for all the incredible support, help and encouragement that you have given to us after the house fire we experienced two weeks ago.

We would like to thank all of the heroic firemen, who fought so hard and diligently to save our home. They went above and beyond their duty to try to save as much of our furniture as they could, and also the thoughtfulness and kindness that they showed to us after the fire was controlled, in keeping us as informed as they could, on what was happening, was very much appreciated.

We would like to thank the fantastic communities of Walnut Grove, Harvest Park and Del Prado for the incredible support and help that they showed to our family. Everything from very delicious meals cooked for us during our first few days after the fire, and friends who took care of our dog, to collections given to us of much needed clothing, and gift cards to help us to start to rebuild our lives again, have left me personally in tears, many times. Also to everyone who heard about our missing cat (thankfully now back with us) and helped to look for her. To all who wrote us such wonderfully supportive notes and cards with offers of help. The surge of amazing support, kindness and generosity that came to us when we were in dire need was truly breathtaking and appreciated so very, very much.

The words "thank you" just don't seem enough, but from the depth of our hearts, we truly do thank each and every one of you.

The Burke family: Beverley, Simon, Gabriel, Paris, Dillon (dog) and Blossom (cat)


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