Community stepped up

Alberni community really stepped up to help, says Alberni resident.

To the Editor,

I am writing this letter to express my gratitude and appreciation to the wonderful people of Port Alberni.

On July 4, I was walking along Third Avenue when I was jumped from behind, beaten, and robbed by two unknown assailants. This incident left me with a broken jaw requiring immediate surgery, and unable to work for the next two months. Following the incident, the outpouring of love, support, and generosity that I received was just overwhelming.

I would like to thank my family and my fiancée for their continuous love and support over the last few months, the staff at West Coast Home Hardware for their support and generosity, the staff at our local Re/Max office and CUPE local for their generosity during this time.

I would like to give a special thank you to Tara Clydesdale, Erica Watson of Stirling images photography and Sheri Wong for donating their services for my upcoming wedding.

I would finally like to thank the countless other people of Port Alberni, some of whom I have never met, for their outpouring of support and kindness. This proves that even in the wake of tragedy, Port Alberni truly is the community with a heart.

Jason Farrell,

Port Alberni