The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

May 11, 2014

Letters to the Editor for 5/11/14

Letters policy

The News Courier encourages letters to the editor. Submissions should be no more than 250 words and should include a name, address and telephone number for verification. Submissions that do not meet requirements are subject to editing. Writers are limited to one published letter every 30 days. Send letters to P.O. Box 670, Athens, AL, 35613, or email to katherine@athensnews-courier.com.

Storm assistance not forgotten

Dear Editor:

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered to help after a tree fell on the Quinn Road home of our parents, Hobert and Betty Dollar, during the tornado.

We are so thankful to the Salvation Army, Clements Baptist Church and Bonnie Baldwin for delivering food and water … and to the young man from Cook's Pest Control who was out checking on his regular customers and wanted to make sure Mother and Daddy were not injured.

We are thankful to the Sheriff's Department for stopping to make sure everyone was okay … the neighbors who brought over a tarpaulin and a cooler of water ... family members who called concerned for their safety … and to Jerry Owens and Richard and Delbra Shores of Hartselle for the generators.

Thank you to the group from TVA who arrived Tuesday afternoon with chain saws and immediately went to work helping cut the tree and clearing debris. We will never ever be able to thank you enough. The picture we took of the 10 of you with Mother and Daddy will forever be a cherished memory. Thanks also to the men from West Virginia Disaster Relief who came by Saturday with chain saws large enough to finish cutting the base of the tree.

Finally, thank you to all who worked to restore electricity and phone service to the area.

We thank everyone who volunteered and assisted in any way. Our lives have been forever touched by your kindness.

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