Disaster Recovery2020-08-09T16:04:51-06:00

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How to Help Wildfire Survivors

by Linda Masterson, author of Surviving Wildfire

Tip #1: Never Say “It’s Just Stuff”

“Thank God you got out alive. Everything else is just stuff that can be replaced.” People mean well, but you may make survivors feel guilty about mourning personal treasures that truly can never be replaced. And since more than half of all homeowners are underinsured, many people will not be able to replace their home and all that stuff. The loss of your home is like a death in the family. A thoughtful response is “I’m so sorry for your loss, and so happy you are okay. […]

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