Sample Personal Reference Recommendation Letter

[Date]

To whom it may concern

I have known [Name] for about [#] years and know him to be an upstanding citizen, a responsible and loving spouse and parent, a respected colleague and competent employee, an active community member, and a valued friend.

I recommend him without reservations to prospective employers, business associates, neighbors, investors, and everyone else to whom [Name]'s character may be of relevant concern.

[Name]'s character was made plain to me during the 2005 hurricane season. Visiting with family in Cyprus, I and my small family were miles away from the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina.

After ensuring the safety of his own family, [Name], risked his own life to shepherd my septuagenarian parents-who had elected to stay back home-to safety.

Although we lived many miles from the worst effected sections, our area saw flooding up to a height of 8 feet.

In another act of bravery and exceptional neighborliness, [Name] single-handedly moved the more valuable furniture, electronic equipment, and the like up the stairs out of harm's way.

I will forever be indebted to him and will always cherish his friendship.

I will be glad to answer any questions you may have about [Name].

Sincerely,

[Name]
[Address]

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