To The Daily Sun,
This year's Thanksgiving will be long remembered by many of us, I'm sure. After losing power late Wednesday afternoon, I was one of the three people in the Laconia Middle School Shelter from Thanksgiving evening to Friday afternoon, when my power was restored.
I am truly grateful to the CERT volunteers for their kind and cheerful welcome, as well as companionship. My cat, Galileo, and I were very thankful to sleep in a warm environment after experiencing a cold Wednesday night. All of that trumps a turkey dinner any day.
On Thanksgiving Day, I went to the Gilford Police Station to inquire about a shelter and was very kindly referred to the Gilford Fire Department. There, Tim Johnson, a very nice young firefighter took my information and later called me to let me know about the Laconia Middle School Shelter.
Many thanks to both the police and fire departments. Without their help, I would not have learned of the opening of the shelter. God Bless all of you who made the experience a pleasant one.
Perhaps notification, before the storm occurs, of what to do and whom to contact would be helpful to others in a similar situation. This could be done via radio, TV and newspapers. I'm sure there were many other people out there who could have benefited from the care that I personally received.
Again, many thanks to those "angels" who were there, when I was in need.
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