Thursday, May 19, 2011

Slave Lake..

Hi Everyone,
Just a quick post and one that has nothing to do with Haiti on one hand and yet has so much to do with Haiti....people who have lost everything in what feels like the blink of an eye

Over the past week the town of Slave Lake, Alberta has been ravaged by forest fires (which today are still considered out of control). Thank goodness there has been no loss of life, at one point the only ways in and out of the town were closed due to the fire. Over 40% of the town has been destroyed and many people have lost everything...I can't imagine what that would feel like...People are living with friends and families and in shelters. The government of Alberta has pledged 50 million in relief for the residents of Slave.

This post is to ask for help for these people in the in shelters is so incredibly difficult without the everyday things we take for granted....toothbrushes, shampoo, soap....

Below is a list of places accepting donations of these sorts of things. If any of you are like me and shop at Costco I hope you consider donating 1 or 2 of those 8 stick of deodorant....seriously, you think you'll need that many in the next 3 years ;-)

1. there will be 2 semi trailers at the Sherwood Park mall tomorrow night (friday May 20) at around 4 accepting donations. Donations going to Westlock shelter.

2. The Red Cross is accepting monetary donations:

3. Check out Global Edmonton's site for up to date donation sites

You can also contact me and I can get you in touch with the right people...

So grateful today for everything especially those in my life...

1 comment:

  1. Awww, Lise, its crazy that it is so close to home. Sending love and hope.