January 10, 2018

Commending Compassion of Community For Victims Displaced By Griggs Farm Fire

To the Editor:

The fire on December 27 that destroyed 10 homes and displaced 35 people and took the life of one person was a tragedy. The SHUPP [Send Hunger Packing Princeton] group, the School Band, PCH [Princeton Community Housing], Princeton Human Services, and others have shown their kindness in so many ways. SHUPP has transferred $25,000 raised through a Go Fund Me campaign to the PCH non-profit corporation to offset some of the extraordinary expenses these folks have experienced.

A number of the people displaced have found places to stay with families and friends. Some are being housed in a local extended stay hotel. A group of volunteers met recently to sort donated food and clothing for these families. The compassion being shown by the Princeton community is commendable.

These affected people have lost a lot, if not all, of their possessions. Once their homes have been rebuilt, they will need furniture, kitchen supplies, clothing, and lots of household supplies. Starting with the food is a good beginning.

To the supportive families in Princeton, its a pleasure to witness your grace and your generosity.

Bob Rabner

Christopher Drive

Ross Wishnick 

Edgerstoune Road

SHUPP Board Members