St. Louis (KSDK) - A fire that destroyed a south St. Louis County home on December 7, 2011 belonged to Sperreng Middle School math teacher Carol Gloss.
The Gloss family lost all of their belongings in the fire, and the Lindbergh School District asked for assistance for Carol, her husband Tim, and sons Tyler and Chris.
The family received an outpour of support from the community and now the family wants to say 'thanks'.
The following letter was written by the Gloss family:
To the Lindbergh and Dierbergs families, and beyond:
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, our family lost our home in a fire and our world was turned upside down. Since then, it is hard to even begin describing the generous support we have received from coworkers, friends, students and even strangers in the Lindbergh Schools and Dierbergs communities.
The amount of fundraising, donations and prayers we have received has proven to us what a wonderful place St. Louis is to live and work. Your support has touched our hearts and will not be forgotten.
There are so many people we would like to thank, but it is an impossible task. Some donations were made anonymously or by people we didn't know.
We would like to thank our employers, Lindbergh Schools and Dierbergs, for giving us the time off we needed to get our lives organized. We now have a place to live and clothes to wear. We are beginning to rebuild our lives thanks to all of you.
Carol, Tim, Tyler, and Christopher Gloss