Letters to the Editor

Aching heart for Nipomo family who lost farmworker housing to fire

Donna and Greg France, farmers and project owners at the scene of Nipomo housing under construction intended for farmworkers. One house was struck by an arsonist, the fire department said, destroying one unit and damaging another.
Donna and Greg France, farmers and project owners at the scene of Nipomo housing under construction intended for farmworkers. One house was struck by an arsonist, the fire department said, destroying one unit and damaging another. dmiddlecamp@thetribunenews.com

My heart ached for Donna and Greg France, who recently lost part of their Nipomo housing development — possibly to arson. Their intention to provide safe, comfortable and welcoming housing to the farmworkers they employ was laudable and clearly motivated by good will.

Mr. France’s Viewpoint (“Suspected arson at farmworker housing isn’t a reflection of Nipomo’s values,” April 9) stated their rationale and motivation very well, and I was impressed with his and his wife’s determination to move forward and to assume that Nipomo’s core values were misrepresented by whoever may have started the fire.

I admire Mr. and Mrs. France a great deal, and wish them all the best as they take stock of their losses and move forward. Thank you for doing the right thing for your employees.

Christine Parker-Kennedy, Paso Robles

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