As you know, March 26th will be the one year mark of the Lower North Fork Fire. have been asked by so many wonderful people how we as the survivors of this horrific event would like to have this day addressed.
We are so thankful for the community we live in and for the out pouring of support you have shared. From basic needs, fund raising events, to a special recognition dinner, children-run lemonade stands, to writing news articles, showing up at court to support us and for the many prayers you have sent our way. We will never be able to thank you enough.
As everyone knows, we lost 3 amazing neighbors that day. It just doesn’t feel fitting to over shadow the grief this anniversary will hold for those families. Some have asked about a celebration, but we are not yet at a place where we feel a celebration is in order. There are still so many unanswered questions and unfulfilled promises from the State as we work at reclaiming our lives.This event was tragic and avoidable. Like any tragic event it takes time for survivors to heal and move on.
How we would like to approach this first anniversary is to ask all of you to hold us and our lost loved ones in your heart. Visit our website please, we will have posted a special “one year later update” and if you would like, you will be able to post a message there to all of us. We would love to hear from you.
However, we have at a rather late hour, been given the opportunity for a press conference at the State Capitol on Tue. the 26th at noon. We are meeting Cheri Gerou in the west foyer at 11:45 and would welcome any of you who could take the time to drive down there and be with us; our goal is to appeal to the Legislators, Governor and Attorney General for their support.
Thank you for your understanding. your kindness and your continued support.
The survivors of the Lower North Fork Fire