Everyone's experienced a day where you feel the world is against you. Sadly, for the people in Slave Lake their life just got a little bit harder. Homes and businesses lost. Treasures burned and unrecognizable, clothes, furniture, cars and more lay in ashes down the streets – blowing and scattered across the prairies. Memories are all that will be left for some, as these victims try to put their lives back together.
However, there is a light shining through this dark and twisted tunnel. Humanity hasn’t been lost. Empathy still plays an integral part in our society. People still care. Calls for donations have been made. Strangers have rallied together and boxed up blankets, bottles, diapers, and food to load onto their trucks. Doors have been opened, wallets emptied.
Whether small or large your efforts have made a difference.
Your sleeping bag will warm children. Your bottles will feed babies. Your money will aid in the reconstruction of lives.
But above all, it will be your generosity, your kindness, and your heartfelt thoughts and prayers that will stay with these people forever.
It is comforting to know that when life throws you a curve ball, there are people who are willing to help. Hands are extended. Arms are there to
embrace you. Prayers are sent. The gift of love is given freely and without cost. AND that people is something to be proud of!!!
I have added a few places accepting donations:
*Customers can text “REDCROSS” to 30333 to donate $5 to The Canadian Red Cross Society. TELUS works with the Mobile Giving Foundation to make these donations available through mobile technology.
*Donations are being taken in Spruce Grove at Walmart. Large truck and trailer set up by the Garden Centre until 9:00 p.m. Monday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Tuesday.
*Salvation Army relief efforts: Monetary donations can be made at the Salvation Army's website (specify your gift for the Slave Lake Disaster Relief Fund) or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or visit your local Salvation Army.