When the Brookes family lost their home in a fire in August, they lost more than just a house and furnishings. They lost a lifetime of keepsakes, family possessions, and even worse – their beloved dog. Even with insurance, the process of rebuilding and putting their lives back together will be difficult and expensive. Hollis Sturgill decided to do something to help, and she is spearheading a drive to raise funds to aid the Brookes. Armed with a smile and the letter below, Hollis is hitting the pavement to ask for donations.

Please consider stopping by Hollis’ table this weekend while you are downtown for the Sternwheel Festival to support this cause and help her raise $2,000 for the Brookes family.