Support for flood victims in southern Alberta

Flooding in Calgary's Kensington area. Photo by Sean Esopenko (Creative Commons on Flickr)

Flooding in Calgary’s Kensington area. Photo by Sean Esopenko (Creative Commons on Flickr)

June 21, 2013 – We are partnering with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC) in an appeal for funds to assist those affected by flooding in southern Alberta and across the province.

Up to 100,000 people living in low-lying areas in and around Calgary were evacuated overnight. Residents were being told today to stay away from the downtown core areas if possible and schools throughout the city were also closed today as overland flooding is expected to continue.

The flooding spanned across southern Alberta. Flash floods hit the community of High River, south of Calgary. Canmore and Turner Valley were also significantly impacted.

Reports indicate water levels in Calgary are three times that of the floods that hit southern Alberta in 2005.

Funds will be primarily used to help relocate those affected to safe areas, provide emergency shelter, provide food and support congregational programs that provide emergency service.

Donations to the Southern Alberta Flood Appeal 2013 made be made in the following ways:

  1. By making a designated offering donation for “Southern Alberta Flood Appeal 2013” through your congregation.
  2. Online by clicking here.
  3.  By calling 1.800.661.2597 or 1.204.694.5602.
  4.  By sending a cheque made payable to CLWR and mailed to: CLWR, 600-177 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3B 0W5. Please indicate in your correspondence that you wish to contribute to the “Southern Alberta Flood Appeal 2013.”

Photo by Sean Esopenko (Creative Commons on Flickr)

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