Letter to the editor

Posted 3/12/19

Thanks for your support To all the friends and supporters who assisted The Windermere Fire Victims through the transition to The Windermere Fire Survivors. The East Windermere Tower had a devasting …

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Letter to the editor

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Thanks for your support

To all the friends and supporters who assisted The Windermere Fire Victims through the transition to The Windermere Fire Survivors.

The East Windermere Tower had a devasting fire on Nov. 17, and 167 people lost their home. Many loving, generous agencies and volunteers showed up to help the victims find temporary housing and then transitioned to new permanent residences. The community showed up and formed an army to help care for us.

We would like to give a shout out to thank all of you:

Littleton Police Department; Littleton Fire Rescue and South Metro Fire Rescue; first responders from neighboring agencies and communities; Arapahoe County, Linda Haley and her staff; Arapahoe County Foundation; LoveINC (with the support of their 34 partner churches); the LoveINC Navigators Army of 50 plus; Littleton United Methodist Church; Red Cross; Front Porch; Life Center; LDS Church; Romano’s; Littleton Independent; Littleton mayor; friends and family of the victims; caring neighbors; victims supporting each other; All Health Network; local insurance agencies; Windermere Towers

This incredible army provided:

Rescue of the fire victims; triage for injured victims; first aid; fire extinction; shelter for victims, short-term and longer-term; entering building and retrieving essential survival items (i.e. medication); organizing and hosting informational meetings; organizing and hosting support meetings; food and clothing; coats; emotional support; transportation; guidance through claims process; partnership and support as victims sorted through and discovered the extent of their loss; research to find housing; transportation for apartment hunting; transportation to legal and medical appointments; packing, unpacking and sorting; assistance in settling into new homes; help in changing addresses on everything from Social Security, insurance and utilities; identifying resources; articles in the local papers; support from the city and county; fund raising; a local CEO who generously donated money anonymously for uninsured victim’s needs

This army numbered in the thousands of helping hands. We survived with your help. Thank you.

Anne Heathman

Littleton

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