On April 4,2006 our family's home in Dennis caught fire. The sound of our son coughing woke me and alerted me that our house was on fire.
Fortunately, our family got out safely. We truly regard our son as a hero to us. We had never been through anything like that before.
The Red Cross showed up within an hour of the fire and were so kind and responsive to our every need. They even brought toys to our four year old son to make the experience that much easier on him. They provided us with immediate care in gaining food and clothing too.
Our thanks especially go out to our neighbor, Beth Dunn, who was there when we most needed her. Without her, we would not have any place to go to call for help.
Once the fire was out, the Dennis Fire Department also took part in making an overwhelming situation a little easier. Our son got to meet real fire men that gave him a special bear for being our little hero.
CVS Pharmacy in Dennis was also so kind in helping me refill my needed medications. They were all so sweet and caring and made my ordeal seem less of a lonely situation.
I was even offered furniture to help us make our living situation that more comfortable.
Party America in Hyannis also came to our sons care and providing him with toys and clothing. So overwhelming of a situation, yet many people from all over who may not even know us, showed how wonderful and caring they can be in a time of need.
The Our Lady of the Cape Thrift Shop made finding clothing a less of a burden, they welcomed us with open arms. And Denise at Seaport Village Real Estate deserves a special thank you for finding us temporary housing so quickly.
The Ezra Baker Elementary School where our son attends preschool was also so generous in helping us. His friends were such a wonderful sight to see after something like this.
I can't even begin to express how much of an impact all of you had. There are so many people, and not enough words to speak of how you made us all feel. We are truly blessed to know so many thoughtful, caring and generous people! I don't know what we would have done without you.
Thank you for being there for all of us!
Kristine, Michael, and A.J. Yates