I am writing to express my gratitude to everyone for the support extended to me during my time of distress. There truly are no words to describe my emotions as I compose this letter.

The cards, flowers, e-mails, phone calls, food, and most importantly, the prayers, were completely overwhelming. It is truly a blessing to live in a community such as ours. This benevolent outpouring was inspirational to my recovery. At this writing I am a little more than four months into recuperation. There is more healing ahead, but I have been able to return to work at both Milo’s and City Hall.

This is only possible through the grace of God and the abundance of your thoughts and prayers. In closing I am truly humbled by your compassion, and I thank each and everyone of you.

Joe Vollmer