So I guess it was yesterday now, and I headed down to the community of Mission, it is along the Elbow river. It was a very similar story to all of the stories being told about the kind acts by strangers. Again spirits were high, lots of smiles and even Wildrose brewery was passing out beers. I have to say it is very strange, when you go into a place and you tear down walls, there are no leaders, everyone just finds a roll and fills it. One or two tear down walls, two or three shovel and haul the garbage out and two or three are there to take that garbage to a dumpster. Everything just gets to where its supposed to be, everyone just wants to get things done. So again, here are some volunteers and residents of a community damaged by the floods.
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Today I went down to Bow Crescent in Bowness, again basements and some main floors of houses devastated. People are doing their best to get the water out as fast as they can so maybe they don’t have to knock down their property. The overwhelming support has been felt across the city with volunteers showing up on door steps to help with the clean up of random home owners. I would think this happens everywhere, but then again… Who knows. All I can say it is amazing to witness the community pulling together. So here are some of the faces from Bow Crescent. Please give it up to all the volunteers and victims, everyone is working hard.
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.
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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.