The floods in our province this year have been devastating. Thousands of people have been displaced from their homes with no clear timeline of when they will be able to return. Naturally, it takes a lot of time and effort to recover and repair the life changing effects of the powerful surge of water. Our government has whole heartedly committed to help every resident rebuild their home and many Albertans have been asking how they can help.
Below is a list of organizations that you can contact to contribute to the rebuilding effort. Every little bit counts!
- If you are in Calgary and the surrounding area and want to physically help residents there with the clean-up you may visit yychelps.ca. This organization will be happy to get you started!
- The City of Calgary can also be contacted for volunteering inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- There have been several Facebook pages set up to help coordinate clean-up efforts depending on the region. These are:
Calgary Clean Up
Bow Valley and Region Community Clean
High River Flood Support
Siksika Nation (East of Calgary)
There have been numerous kiosks set up around the province to solicit donations as well. Unfortunately, there are always those unsavory people who take this opportunity to scam others. Be sure to research the organization that you wish to donate to. If something doesn’t seem right, move on and donate elsewhere.
As time goes on, attention to the devastating flood wanes on the news and social media. We all need to be aware that the recovery will take many months and, in some cases, years to complete. It is important for us as a province to come together and help our fellow Albertans in need!