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Faces of the Flood Pt 2

Annick - Mission Volunteer

Annick – Mission Volunteer

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.

Kiri and Aaron - Mission Volunteer

Kiri and Aaron – Mission Volunteer

Shawn - Mission Volunteer

Shawn – Mission Volunteer

Dai - Mission Volunteer

Dai – Mission Volunteer

Phil - Mission Volunteer

Phil – Mission Volunteer

Andrea - Mission Volunteer

Andrea – Mission Volunteer

Megan - Mission Volunteer

Megan – Mission Volunteer

Wyatt - Mission Volunteer

Wyatt – Mission Volunteer

Phillip - Mission Volunteer

Phillip – Mission Volunteer

Dennis - Mission Volunteer

Dennis – Mission Volunteer

Devon, Emily, John, Josh and Numa - Mission Volunteers

Devon, Emily, John, Josh and Numa – Mission Volunteers

Alex - Mission Volunteer

Alex – Mission Volunteer

Brandon and Amanda - Mission Volunteers

Brandon and Amanda – Mission Volunteers

Austin - Mission Volunteer

Austin – Mission Volunteer

Javier - City of Calgary

Javier – City of Calgary

Marg - City of Calgary

Marg – City of Calgary

Lara - Mission Volunteer

Lara – Mission Volunteer

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Daniel - Contractor

Daniel – Contractor

Brooke, Christine, Javier, Brian, Shane, Jade, Barry and Anna Mission Volunteers and Residents

Brooke, Christine, Javier, Brian, Shane, Jade, Barry and Anna Mission Volunteers and Residents

Jessica - Mission Volunteer

Jessica – Mission Volunteer

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Faces of the Flood

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.

Don - Bow Crescent

Don – Bow Crescent

Scott - Bow Crescent Volunteer

Scott – Bow Crescent Volunteer

Chris - Bow Crescent Volunteer

Chris – Bow Crescent Volunteer

Brian - Bow Crescent Home Owner

Brian – Bow Crescent Home Owner

Adam. Jake, Conner, and Josh - Bow Crescent Volunteers

Adam. Jake, Conner, and Josh – Bow Crescent Volunteers

Nancy and Brent - Bow Crescent Volunteers

Nancy and Brent – Bow Crescent Volunteers

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Trisha and Sabrina - Bow Crescent Volunteers

Trisha and Sabrina – Bow Crescent Volunteers

Darren - Bow Crescent Volunteer

Darren – Bow Crescent Volunteer

Jamie and Marcus - Bow Crescent Residents

Jamie and Marcus – Bow Crescent Residents

Carolina, Amanda, Kat Steven and Curt - Bow Crescent Volunteers

Carolina, Amanda, Kat Steven and Curt – Bow Crescent Volunteers

Rodger, Darren, Danielle, and Murry - Bow Crescent Volunteers

Rodger, Darren, Danielle, and Murry – Bow Crescent Volunteers

Pat and Dave - Bow Crescent Volunteers

Pat and Dave – Bow Crescent Volunteers

Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -Bow Crescent Volunteers

Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -Bow Crescent Volunteers

Natalie, Erika and Alyssia - Bow Crescent Volunteers

Natalie, Erika and Alyssia – Bow Crescent Volunteers

Karolina and Kirsten -  Bow Crescent Volunteers

Karolina and Kirsten – Bow Crescent Volunteers

Dustin -  Bow Crescent Volunteer

Dustin – Bow Crescent Volunteer

Alex -  Bow Crescent Volunteer

Alex – Bow Crescent Volunteer

Bruce - Bow Crescent Volunteer

Bruce – Bow Crescent Volunteer

Sara -  Bow Crescent Volunteer

Sara – Bow Crescent Volunteer

Crystal -  Bow Crescent Volunteer

Crystal – Bow Crescent Volunteer

Maria - Bow Crescent Volunteer

Maria – Bow Crescent Volunteer

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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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