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Volunteers Needed in Cochrane as Leadership Arrives

Cochrane, AB, June 28, 2013—Canadian Global Response disaster relief teams continue to work in the townships of Exshaw and Morley, AB. Future teams designated for areas such as High River, AB are inoperable as assessment continues, yet some of the 13,000 evacuated will be allowed to return to their homes as early as tomorrow. As opportunities for teams to be sent into rural Albertan areas increases, CGR leadership met yesterday in Cochrane, AB to create training and mobilization strategies for the upcoming weeks.

To assist us in the recovery stage efforts, we ask that you complete the following form, allowing our team to connect you with specific volunteer teams that match your skillsets and availability: CGR AB Flooding Volunteer Form (please enable pop-ups in your web-browser)

NEEDED: We are in need of 25 volunteers as additional teams are being created on Saturday, June 29 in Cochrane, AB to be sent to Exshaw and Morley, AB. If you can arrive in Cochrane, AB at 7:30am for our safety debrief, please email administration@c-g-r.ca this evening to confirm your participation and for the debrief location.

NEEDED: Thank you for your generous equipment and financial donations over the past week. Please visit our donation page for different ways for different ways to contribute. Also, items such as shovels, circular saws with spare blades, hard hats, 5-10 gallon buckets, wheelbarrows, etc. are needed for us to successfully launch teams. Please continue to dropoff equipment at Brentview Baptist Church (3512 Charleswood Drive NW) near the University of Calgary throughout next week during office hours.

—Canadian Global Response

(Photo Credit: CGR, June 28, 2013)