3/26 "12 Ordinary Women," from Coon Rapids, MN

 "12 Ordinary Women," from Coon Rapids, MN brought a gift box and beautiful tulips to me at my school after they heard I had had a fire at my home. I don't know who to send the THANK YOU to. I don't know if you are able to forward this.

I was speechless by their generosity and caring gesture. It was such a loving surprise. We had our fire on Feb. 7. Our garage is gone and we lost 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in our home. Currently we have moved from a hotel to a rental home and our own house has not been touched as far as the demolition goes. It is full of boxes to be taken to a facility where they will work to get the smoke smell out of our things. Our clothing is in another facility where the same thing in being done. Our electronics are in another place getting cleaned. It has been an overwhelming time period. My father has entered hospice within the past 2 weeks. He needs a lot of attention at this time during his last months on earth.

I want to reach out and thank the people who sent this box of treats and gift cards and for the Jesus meditations. I almost cry as I read one each day because they really do give me strength and hope during this time. I cannot say, in any way human, how much their gesture meant and means to me. It was out of pure kindness, love and caring and I really feel their support.

Thank you for having this organization, that I haven't heard of before, because it really makes an impact and it has helped me in many ways.

Bless all of you for your goodness. May God keep you going. Know that you all make such a difference.

Hugs and Love,