From the Desk of: Dr. Etty Garber

From the Desk of Dr. Etty Garber

On August 20th 2020 my Community Pine Mountain Lake, Groveland was evacuated due to the MOC Fire. My friend and I and our dogs, drove to Mariposa and checked in at the Miner’s inn for the next five days, as did many other PML residents.


I want to relate the most gracious, kind and thoughtful treatment we received, The Staff members were very friendly and most accommodating to our needs. In addition, the Red Cross came to our door and delivered three meals a day and even provided food for our dogs. Everyone addressed us with a smile and a genuine desire to answer any questions or needs we might have. Despite the gravity of the situation, their friendly  manner and smiles were a great comfort.

When we rere informed that the evacuation was removed and we could go back to our homes we went to the Inn Office to check out and pay our bill. We were informed that there was no charge for anything, including the food. That was a big surprise that we had not expected; no charge at all for anything or anyone!

I intend to show my appreciation to all those who served us by making a donation to the Red Cross Volunteers and I would like to encourage others who benefitted from these special individuals and the Red Cross Organization. I would also recommend the Miner Inn to anyone for their fine hospitality.

Dr. Etty Garber is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She lives in Pine Mountain Lake in Groveland, California.

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