Dear Mr. Steiner:
The landslide brought complete devastation to my family. Due to stress and mental depression, we divorced -- lost job, income, home and security.
I was suicidal and now I'm in bankruptcy.
Anything I can do to help, I will.
Your old neighbor,
Ms. (Name witheld to keep the City of Anaheim from harassing her.)
[Editor's Note: When I first read this hand written letter, I was deeply saddened at the sight of her signature. Somehow it is not so tragic when it happens to a man. We are supposed to face the fates, to enter the battle, to suffer the wounds. Not the women.
Not the women.
My eyes watered when I came upon her offer: "Anything I can do to help, I will."
She offered to help me. Me, who has his family. Me, who has his job. Me, who once again has security.
Dear neighbor, I only hope that I can help you!]