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Calgary Flood

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I’ve been watching the devastating images coming out of Calgary all day.  What we’ve all been seeing is heartbreaking.  I can’t imagine what Calgarians must be dealing with right now.  I’ve got family members and friends who live there.  Some have been lucky – their houses have not been touched by the water.  Others I know were evacuated and I’ve yet to hear from them.  I’m hoping they, and their houses, are safe.

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 Turn off the water DQ! Calgary doesn’t need more water! – Photo taken today by my cousin Sue in Calgary, AB

Whenever tragic events happen so far away from where we live, we end up feeling helpless.  We want to reach out and help, but distance often makes that impossible.  That’s how I have felt today.  I wanted to help my fellow Canadians in some way, but I couldn’t.

So the next best thing I thought I could do to help (besides donating!) is to provide some useful information that may help those in the Calgary area.  Here’s a round up of the most important contact information I have found online:

CANADIAN RED CROSS:  

CALGARY CLEAN UP:

      This is a Facebook page set up by Calgary volunteers.  If you

       wish to help with clean up and assisting victims of the flood

       You can join this group here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/548675025188171/

ALBERTA EMERGENCY ALERT:     http://www.emergencyalert.alberta.ca/

 

ALBERTA SPCA (for animals in distress):  1-800-455-9003

 

HIGH RIVER FLOOD SUPPORT PAGE: Link no longer valid

 

FOLLOW HASHTAG #yychelps on Twitter to find out how you can ask for help or reach out to help

These are just a few of the helpful links I have found.  Have you got a helpful link you would like to share? Please add it here and I will add it to my post.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Calgary <3  We are also thinking of the folks down river in Southern Alberta who have yet to see the flood waters.  Stay safe.

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  1. July 3, 2013

    hazeleyes2170

    Been really crazy here in this neck of the woods with all the floodings. I’ve been volunteering and helping when I can. I’ts been sad sad days!! I’m very fortunate to have not had any damage, but not to say about my friends!! Siksika has been hit so hard:(. To see families with small children displaced and living out of tents is really heart wrenching!! When I am able to get in my truck and head home to a cozy house really touches the soul!! Albertan’s and others across the world, litteraly have come together like no other!! From the bottom of my heart I think all those who continue to help those who need help!! God Bless!!

    • July 6, 2013

      Sandy

      I was thinking of you, hazeleyes2170…and hoping to see you comment somewhere here. So happy to know your family home was not affected. Very sorry to hear about your friends though 🙁 So good of you to jump in and help where you can. We’re all thinking of you guys out there. Hugs!

  2. June 25, 2013

    cjm

    Thank goodness your family is OK. As devastating as this is, at least we live in a country that provides shelter and assistance.

    • June 25, 2013

      Sandy

      Thanks cjm 🙂 I’m so happy they were out of harm’s way. You are right, at least people can get assistance and many people are willing to help out with clean up, etc.

  3. June 22, 2013

    Peter McPhee

    Thanks Sandy. Sue and I and all our little fur kids are doing fine.

    • June 22, 2013

      Sandy

      I’m VERY happy to hear that, Peter 🙂 Thanks for stopping by to comment!

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