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Family Thanks Community for Support After Arsonist Attacks Their Home

Mar 04, 2015 08:09AM ● By DigMB Staff
To our Extended Family: 

Thank you for your unimaginable support. From the hundreds who attended the candlelight vigil
to the hundreds who have inundated us with love, support and prayers through phone calls, emails, texts, cards and letters -- We hear you loud and clear. For the flowers, gifts, virtual hugs and messages deploring the act of violence -- We can find no words more sincere than WE LOVE YOU BACK!  Let this be an expression of our unending gratitude.

This event has given our family ample opportunity to practice what we preach. When God gives 
you a challenge you think: Why Me? But our daughter taught us a new response: Try Me! And 
you taught us one better: Try Us!! The person(s) who did this rocked us but we are not broken. 
The blast at our front door has been followed by an even larger blast of love. Our children are 
showing amazing resilience and we continue to stand proud thanks to YOU. Your support 
proves love IS more powerful than hate. You have demonstrated when something like this 
happens to one of us, it happens to us all. 

We cannot possibly thank all the people who have gone above and beyond the call of duty, but a 
few names stand out: 
Wanda and Wade Austin, Denise Burnett, June Emerson, Toni Guinyard, Charlene Hamilton, Nikki Horgan, Karen Jordan, Rossana Libertucci, Pamela Marshall, Mike Matthews, Michelle Moeller, Kimberly Morasco, Peter Pham, Lauren Powell, Sash Ramaswami, Sheryl Ray, Reginald Short, Namasha Walls, Jennifer Williams, Monica Young, and Marla Zaslansky.

Special thanks to local and federal authorities for their dedication to solving the crime. We also thank city officials for supporting the vigil with a show of solidarity. has swelled to over $35,000 thanks to more than 300 love-filled individuals determined to find out who committed this cowardly act. We thank each and every contributor for each and every dollar. Someone knows who did this. Please come forward and claim your reward. Should the money go unclaimed, we would like to donate it to the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation because education IS the cure for ignorance and hate. 

Once again,
Thanks to all and God bless,

The Clinton Family

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