To the editor:
We were inspired by the saying-thanks-to-crews letter. We packed up ham and cheese sandwiches, Doritos, Twix bars and bottled water. We excitedly headed out to deliver Saturday lunch. Each crew that we drove upon had just been delivered lunch by another group of Darienites. Perhaps they had been inspired by the same article?
We headed home with a trunk full of food feeling amazed at the philanthropy of others plus a little disappointed that we couldn't help.
We decided that we would morph our lunch bags into snack bags and headed out again at 4:30. We were greeted by hungry, grateful and tired crews who were happy to have an afternoon snack.
Below is photo of my guys, Charlie and Henry Emel, with guys from Chicago. A big thank you to all the crews who have left their families to help our families.
Alison, Eric, Charlie and Henry Emel
Still in the dark...
Here's another email, received Saturday, in reaction to the same letter (published at 2:16 p.m. Saturday in the "Hurricane Sandy News Center for Darien" article):
I've been a WILTON police officer for over 30 years. I enjoyed reading your recent article about a mother and daughter who provided "coffee and" to work crews and police during the storm. I've been fortunate enough, upon occasion to be on the receiving end of one of those well appreciated "care packages". A hot cup of coffee while working your third straight 16 hour shift is, as they say "priceless". On behalf of all police officers please extend a special thanks to that mother and daughter team.
"Kip the Cop"