Fire victims touched by community’s aid |

Fire victims touched by community’s aid

Dear Editor,Our deepest gratitude for all the prayers, assistance and generosity of the following agencies, businesses and individuals following the loss of our home during the Coal Seam Fire:Alpine Bank, Silver Spruce Motel, Quality Inn & Suites, 1st Choice Inn, Colorado Mountain College, City Market New Castle, Glenwood Springs Mall, True Value, American Furniture, Burger King, Bob’s Budget Blinds, Digitech, Kurtz & Associates, Crystal Saw Service, Defiance LIFT-UP volunteers and donors, Geno of Geno’s Liquors, Dr. Ford and staff, Dr. Hoover, Garfield County employees, firefighters and timber crews, the American Red Cross, Elks Lodge No. 2286, Valley View Hospital Auxiliary, Steve and Moe Maznio, Kenny Cline, Larry and Gary Martin, Bill and Jan Kaufman, Phyllis Carver, Craig Wesley, Rich and Laura Kolecki, Jo and Paul Huffman, George and Ginny Morris, and Rosalee Malaby. A very special thank you to Kirstie Steiner, David Cooper, Buz Reed and Linda and Randy Donahoo for their help in sifting through the tons of ashes for anything salvageable. Glenwoodites are truly blessed to live in a community which supports friends and strangers in time of need.Finally, our love to our daughter Melani and her husband David, of Guthrie, Okla., and our son Derek, of Lakenheath Air Force Base, England, for being here to provide support and closure to this tragic event.Ralph and Renae BeslerGlenwood Springs

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