Cochrane, AB, June 24, 2013—Canadian Global Response is working with the other NGOs in Alberta to formulate a unified, coordinated response, and will continue to inform as appropriate and as plans develop. Evacuation sites have received generous donations and are well stocked. For immediate inquiries, we request that you complete the following form, allowing our team to help coordinate recovery stage efforts by carefully matching skillsets to identified needs.
CGR AB Flooding Volunteer Form (please enable pop-ups in your web-browser)
For further information about volunteering or equipment and financial contributions, you may phone our office at +1-403-512-5261, or preferably email firstname.lastname@example.org. An online PayPal link is also provided below:
Brentview Baptist Church (3512 Charleswood Drive NW) near the University of Calgary has offered to be our staging area, allowing contacted volunteers and physical donations to gather at a centralized location. Our volunteers will be collecting donations at Brentview Baptist Church on Thursday, June 27 (4:00-9:00pm) and Friday, June 28 (8:00am-3pm). Items such as hard hats, shovels, pitchforks, 5-10 gallon buckets, wheelbarrows, etc. are needed for us to successfully launch teams. For a more detailed list about our equipment needs, please press on our volunteer form below:
Please be patient as the situation is still in the emergency response stage as before. The recovery and relief stage will begin soon, so it is essential that we receive volunteer forms to create well-structured teams. There will be many opportunities in the following weeks to volunteer—as of today we have begun sending mud-out and clean-up teams to places such as Exshaw, AB. Apart from completing volunteer forms, please donate financially and let others know about our equipment needs.
(Photo Credit: Flooding in Calgary, AB. Taken and edited by David Easthope, June 22, 2013)