We would like to thank the community.

A thank you to the Crookston community, who helped us when our house burned down:

We would like to thank the community.  This is easily the worst thing that has ever happened to us.  We lost our beloved pets, including cats, a rabbit, and two salt-water aquariums full of life.  We lost some original oil-paintings.  We lost quilts and other keepsakes handed through generations, which simply cant be replaced.  Through it all, we witnessed generosity, kindness and compassion from many members of the community.  We received clothing, donations, cash, gift cards, help, thoughts and prayers from over a hundred members of our family, friends and community. This generosity has made this whole experience feel a lots more hopeful.  We are starting over, and this help has made things a lot easier for us than it could have been.

We extend our sincerest gratitude to all who helped us, in any way they helped us.  To anyone who donated clothes, money, material goods, thoughts or prayers, or anyone who offered us any of their time: from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

Karl and Ellen Lokken