To the editor:

To the great people of Baker, we thank you for your kindness and generosity that you have shown to our family after our home was destroyed by fire on the morning of Jan. 25.

To the owners and staff of the Best Western Sunridge Inn, thank you for a warm place to stay as we pieced our lives back together.

And to the Baker community, so many thanks for your gifts and donations and all of your kind words of sorrow and hope. We are so fortunate to call Baker home.

Monica, Cliff and Shyann Ellis

Baker City