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Gratitude for heroes

Dear Editor:

To our heroes, the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department and the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office:

Mere words cannot express our gratitude for your quick response to the cabin fire at 104 N. Little Texas Lane in Woody Creek last Wednesday. Although we were renters, for us it was home. We walked away with only the clothes on our back and the skin on our bones.

It certainly puts life into perspective.

Our “Buddy” did not fair so well. Your professionalism, experience and efforts to save our beloved canine go beyond appreciation. I know it hurt you to not succeed. I sincerely feel for you. In addition, the respect you showed toward our dog’s body was exceptionally spiritual and moving. Thank you.

The genuine heartfelt, hands-on sensitivity you gave my grieving son in my absence will never be forgotten. God bless you all, from the bottom of my heart and soul. My son and I are counting our blessings and realize that if the fire had started seven hours later, we probably would have all died in our sleep. We thank God for each other and for our heroes.

The generosity of friends, local business and total strangers are already too numerous to list at this time. Our plea now goes out to housing. I have worked in Pitkin County for 28 years and would like to live in the Woody Creek community or near work and school. Please help us find a home. Write to: The Fausts at P.O. Box 171, Woody Creek, CO 81656 or call Doris at 404-1125 or son Jack Montana “Moon” at 404-1900.

Doris and Montana Faust

Woody Creek

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