What to say — and not to say — to someone who lost a home
It's safe to say every person in Shasta County has been either directly or indirectly impacted by the recent Carr Fire. As we come together as a community to begin to comfort those directly impacted, we're reminded of the difficultly of this task and how to approach the topic with victims. We didn't have to look far to find some advice from Susan Bernard, a victim of the Santa Rosa fire in California last year which took her home. Here is the advice she had to give to those comforting others during their time of loss.