Yesterday's mail to the Okanogan Fire Camp brought five large manila envelopes brimming with charming and heart-felt thank you notes and artwork from elementary school children at Sunnyside Elementary School in Pullman, Washington. Some of these messages were shared at the 6 am briefing this morning with approximately 100 firefighters and incident staff. They were very much appreciated and a wonderful way to start our morning!
They've also been posted on information boards around fire camp where many more firefighters will have a chance to read, photograph, and share them with their loved ones. Several letters were also given to crews on three fire engines driving home to New Jersey this morning for a keepsake of their experiences on the fires in Washington.
From everyone working on the wildfires in the Okanogan Valley area, thanks so much for caring about and thinking of us! You've made our week!
Here are just a few examples of the many wonderful cards we received from the students.