Message from Rod Clark and Family
Posted on Tuesday January 28, 2020 at 02:08PM
Rod Clark and family has asked that the following message be shared with the community, regarding the November 23, 2019 structure fire that destroyed their home:
"At 10:01 PM on Saturday, November 23 we had just finished putting up the Christmas decorations. At 10:02 PM we called 9-1-1. Our house was on fire. Everything we owned was in that house, including the family pets. The fire department couldn’t save our home, but everyone made it out. People keep telling us that is what’s important.
As we watched our home burn we were devastated, and we still are. But out of that devastation we’ve seen amazing things. The kindness and the generosity of our neighbours has pulled our family out of some dark places. The family living next to ours took the girls in as our house burned. More casseroles than we can count have shown up. Donations, clothes, and gift cards have been given. Kind words have been said. We never thought we would be in this situation, but having been so we can say that those gestures and the honest care and concern shown have saved us.
On behalf of Sherri, the girls, and myself we would like to thank the Edgerton Emergency Services Department and the Chauvin Fire and Rescue for their first response. We want to thank everyone that gave more than you should. We want to thank this community for circling in and looking after us.
We couldn’t imagine going through this anywhere else, and maybe that’s what everyone should know. People say Edgerton is a nice town, with nice people, but now we know it is so much more than that. Edgerton is a truly special place.
Not too long after the fire we moved into a new house. A kind soul from the fire department saved some of our Christmas decorations and we put them up on this new, different house and we had a Christmas. Everyone was so kind and brought their own Christmas baking and goodies – all the things that make Christmas special.
Christmas wasn’t the same, nothing is. All of our memories were tied to our home and everything in it. There’s nothing we or anyone can do about that, but there are new memories to be made. New memories in this special little village with the kindest, most generous people in the world.
Thank you Edgerton."
Author: Village of Edgerton