And that's what got me thinking. The original media request mentioned how these families had "lost everything less than a week before Christmas." I think everyone's natural reaction, including mine, is to feel a little extra touch of sadness when thinking about those children that may not have any presents under the tree this year because of this fire. But is their loss really any greater than that of the family who suffered a similar disaster in September? They also suddenly found themselves with no place to live, no clothes to wear to work, and nothing to play with after school.
|Red Cross file photo|