With Calgary having such a connection to oil and gas, there are a lot of people who are either affected by the fire in Fort McMurray, or know somebody who has been affected, so it’s been top of mind for everybody here and they are getting behind our fundraising initiatives.
The flood of 2013 is still fresh in the minds of our members. At the time, they didn’t know what was happening either, but here, water came up and water went down and although there was a big mess to clean up, bricks and mortar were still here.
I can’t even imagine what the people in Fort McMurray went through, having to drive through all that smoke with the police just so they can go south. People are looking for creative ways to reach out and help.
One of the things that was needed was Mothers Day cards and I think we ran the stores dry by sending about 50 of them.
Any of those little things that people can do are truly appreciated. It’s something that shows how community-driven Canadians are and the wonderful thing is that it’s going beyond our borders.
One thing I do know from the flood three years ago is that this won’t end with the flames under control.
Sadly, that’s just the beginning.