Even before considering the scarred landscape, and the memories associated with two people dying and 345 homes disappearing in the Waldo Canyon Fire, people could be forgiven for shying away from buying homes or lots in Mountain Shadows. After all, the fire's devastation was so widespread up there that a few months ago, County Assessor Mark Lowderman lowered property values by 10 percent on homes that didn't burn, due to the stigma of their being in the destruction zone.

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Inspirational Quotes

Farrel: "The house being gone is just about like having, you know, someone you love, a relative, that was just there all the time, but they've died." Allison: "It's kind of like a death in the family. It's gone and you can't get it back."

Farrel and Debbie Allison, Greenburg KS Resident, Episode 3; Greensburg


Without your encouragement, we would have, no doubt, floundered around too discouraged to pursue a better settlement with the insurance company. Certainly , because of CARe, there are many of us who have now received adequate funds for, at least, a reasonably adequate rebuild. It is obvious that your hearts are in relieving our burdens and giving us both hope and help in the long process that no fire victim can avoid.

Harris Fire Survivor, 2007