To the editor:

I want to say thank you to the Salem community for helping my neighbors in their time of need this week. They are the victims of the house fire on Cromwell Street that happened the morning of the 16th.

Certain individuals and businesses really stepped up to help: The Hawthorne Hotel, Jeff Cohen, Flora Tonthat, Bridge Street Neighborhood Association, Bentley School, The Salem Inn, Christine Madore, Mayor Kim Driscoll ... all the GoFund me donors! And Salem Fire Department and Salem Police Department are the best! I am truly amazed and humbled by all the offers of help for the three little girls affected. If I'm forgetting you, I'm sorry; there have been so many offers of help, and I have received so many messages.

I'm proud of you, Salem.

Amy McKeehan