Many of you have asked about how Fran is coping with the fire at Pepe’s. Here is a link to a video interview with Fran KTUU, in Alaska, posted.
Understandably, Fran is more than a little emotional and the video is not easy to watch.
Additionally, many of you have asked how you can help. For the moment, we need to ask you to be patient. This tragedy is still a very fresh wound and, as you can see from the video, Fran is, understandably, in a very fragile place both health wise and emotionally. We’ll be staying in touch with Fran, her family and friends and if/when it seems appropriate to take action on our own or become a part of a Barrow “homegrown” effort that we can be sure will benefit Fran we’ll let you know.
As always, THANK YOU for wanting to help. You’ve never let us down.