“I’m not normally a receiver. My family, my husband and I, we work hard. We don’t want handouts,” says Ketchikan resident Jenn Tucker. “But there’s all this love coming in. You can’t not accept it, but it is an awkward situation.”
More than a few Ketchikan residents have woken to the sound of a garbage can lid banging or a can tipping over, quite aware that it’s probably a bear looking for a free meal.