Thank you letters: Red Cross, volunteers spirit of strength

As chairman of the Zia Advisory Council for the American Red Cross, Zia Service Center, I have the opportunity to witness the strength of the human spirit each day.
That’s especially true during this trying period after tornadoes hit Curry and Quay counties. I am proud by how these communities stand together.
I see it in the actions of the numerous volunteers who work alongside American Red Cross employees when we need their help the most. I see it in the faces of employees who put in countless hours when a disaster strikes. I see it in the face of victims of disaster when a Red Cross worker lends them a helping hand. I see it in the dedication of health and safety instructors teaching infant CPR to new parents. I hear it in the voices of concerned donors who call to give the gift of money.
The Red Cross has assisted more than 530 individuals who were personally affected by the tornado. This would not have been possible without the contributions of thousands of Americans who’ve helped the Red Cross make a difference in communities all across the nation.

Elwyn Crume
Clovis

Insurance agent checked in on client
The residents of Clovis are still reeling from the tornado that ravaged our city on March 23. One thing I will remember about this catastrophe is the outpouring of human kindness to our fellow citizens.
On Saturday morning, the day after the storm struck, Mike Morris, my State Farm Insurance agent, was knocking on my door to see if I was all right and if I needed any help.
I felt this was above and beyond the “call of duty” and I truly appreciated his gesture of thoughtfulness.

De Anne Mobley
Clovis

Community pulled together during storm
I want to express my gratitude.
First, to all who brought us food and helped clean up the debris left by the March 23 tornado. They provided us with much love and support.
To Ken De Los Santos: I have lived in Clovis 37 years and never heard the sirens in the way they sounded the night of the storm. Ken used every resource available and response was well planned.
To KVII TV: The station provided great coverage, which made a difference in our own safety. Thanks to KSEL, we were able to determine what had happened around us.
To Joe Thomas and the city of Clovis: They did an excellent job and are appreciated.
I am proud to say I live in Clovis where community comes first and people care.

Janice Davis
Clovis

Healthcare workers greatly appreciated
We want to thank personnel from Laurel Ridge Healthcare, especially new Administrator Tony Ughetti, Director of Nurses Linda Dornak and all those who left their own families during the tornado to make our family members safe and secure.
We appreciate all of them very much.

Phyllis Neave
Clovis