Carol posted this today:
"My daughters and I visited some of the burn sights from the fires in Colorado last December. I was happy to see that most of the clean up is completed, but sad to witness the empty fields where there were once thriving neighborhoods with beautiful landscaping. I couldn’t help but think that the last time these people saw their homes, we had just finished the joyful Christmas season and were looking forward in anticipation of celebrating a new year with all the hopes and dreams that come with it. Lives have been turned upside down since then, but we can show them that one constant in their lives is the love that their fellow neighbors have for them. This is one way of letting them know and helping us to remember them as well. A heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone that has played a part in this endeavor.
You will notice the one lone home with the boarded windows that survived while homes all around burned to the ground. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason with this fire."
Just think, all that empty land is where homes stood before the fire. Those families have not been able to rebuild all these months later. Even the home that survived is not inhabitable. Over 1,000 families lost their homes.