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Letter to the Editor

June 22, 2018
Fort Myers Beach Bulletin, Fort Myers Beach Observer

Thank you

To the Editor:

To all the wonderful people of Fort Myers Beach, my family and I would like to let you all know how much you touched our hearts last week while we were on vacation at Fort Myers Beach. On June 12th around 11:07, a fire started in my families beach house. The kids, the dog and I were all in the house. We were able to get out and call for help. Many brave people came and fought that fire and saved our family beach house. I am so grateful to you all who sacrificed your life to save a piece of our life. We have been vacationing in this house for 20 years and many memories have been made there. I also want to thank the tons of people who comforted us on the beach as we watched the house burn with our possessions inside of it. My husband was not there at the time, and I was all the kids had. I was just as scared as them, but so many people hugged us and offered us water and just comfort, they were all unbelievable. Fire State # 32 took us back with them since we had no family to go to. Paul the Captain and Terry the Battalion chief fed us and opened their station to us until we could find a place to stay. Lighthouse Resorts took us in, including our dog. They were very kind to us and our crazy kids. The kids just loved staying there and made so many friends. It was just a great atmosphere for them to have fun after all they had been thru. They truly are great people there and we plan to come back and stay there again. And lastly, a Thank you to Jacki at the Chamber, what a wonderful woman. Gizmo, our dog, his leash melted to the couch and she was so kind and gave him a leash she had from a previous pet of hers. I just melted my heart that she would do that for him. She also helped us get our cloths washed and gave us coupons to help feed us. I have been visiting Fort Myers Beach for 20 years but have never realized what amazing people you have on this beach until this past week. Thank you all so much from the bottom of our hearts.

The Garners: Chris, Kim, Owen, Ruby, Tripp and Gizmo the dog

Shelbyville, Indiana



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