YYC Flood

Well here we are in the clean up stage in Calgary after a flood devastated Southern Alberta this past weekend. I went out into some of the hardest hit communities along the Elbow river to see how much damage there was, and there was a lot. Some people lost everything in their homes, and it was for some it was very somber, but the silver lining in it all was the way Calgary pulled together for each other. Friends and family all showed up to lend a helping hand to the those affected by the River.

Check out http://www.yychelps.ca/

and the Red Cross is also accepting donations. Or take a page out of the many of the volunteers book and just head down and help someone who needs it, lots to be done.

 

Suzanne in her backyard in Roxboro

Suzanne in her backyard in Roxboro

Neighbourhood kids in Roxboro go door to door with sandwiches and cookies for those working to clean up.

Neighbourhood kids in Roxboro go door to door with sandwiches and cookies for those working to clean up.

Greg helps his friends clean out their home.

Greg helps his friends clean out their home.

Jean outside his home. He had 2 strangers helping clean his home out

Jean outside his home. He had 2 strangers helping clean his home out

Dave just headed down to the areas heaviest hit with a couple of his friends so they could help out.

Dave just headed down to the areas heaviest hit with a couple of his friends so they could help out.

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Don was helping out a friend of his.

Don was helping out a friend of his.

Family and friends take a break with some much deserved beers

Family and friends take a break with some much deserved beers

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Mission was one of the hardest hit areas

Mission was one of the hardest hit areas

Tenants clean out a lower suite in mission

Tenants clean out a lower suite in mission

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  1. indacampo

    Reblogged this on In Da Campo and commented:
    Reblogging photos of some of the face involved in cleaning up after the Calgary flood. Check them out!

  2. Pingback: #YYC Flood- Love on your neighbour | Recycled Franciscan

  3. Hi Shaun, we love your posts and the photos you’ve taken. We have featured you in our ‘good news’ section of our blog here: http://www.calgarycitynews.com/2013/06/good-news-stories-from-calgary-flood.html
    We wonder if you’d be willing to share some of your great images on our Calgary Flood Flickr Group. If so, it is here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/2249818@N21/pool/
    Thanks a lot and keep taking these great pics! Brad, City of Calgary.

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