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How you can help in Alberta flood recovery efforts

Many organizations across Alberta are seeking volunteers to assist with flood recovery efforts. Communities are pulling together and supporting each other - which is a testament to the kindness and hospitality of Albertans.

There are many ways that you can volunteer to assist in the cleanup of these areas of Alberta affected by the flood:

  • To volunteer with the cleanup in the city of Medicine Hat, call (403) 525-2661.

  • The Town of High River: many residents in the west side of High River may need assistance in cleaning up. To support residents and help coordinate volunteers, two staging areas have been set up. One is in the northwest at the Welcome Centre located at the rodeo grounds and another is in the southwest at Sheppard Family Park (corner of 12th Avenue and 5th Street SE.) Volunteers are encouraged to stop by these areas for information about what help is needed before heading out into neighbourhoods. More information can be found on their Facebook page.

  • The Town of Nanton is looking for volunteers to support those displaced by the flooding in High River, including meal preparation, children’s activities, medical care, phone inquiries, registration and the organization and distribution of donated items. Call (403) 422-0190 if you can assist in the area. 

  • Volunteers are needed in Bragg Creek for clean-up or assistance with damage repair. Please go to the Bragg Creek Community Centre, 23 Whyte Ave. The Centre is open 9am - 8pm

  • Volunteer Calgary’s website lists drop off locations for donations and wish lists for people wanting to donate items in Calgary.

  • YYC Helps is a volunteer organization connecting people who want to help Calgarians in need of assistance.

  • Canmore, Banff and Bow Valley – visit the Bow Valley and Region Community Clean Up Effort Facebook page to find out how you can help.

  • The Siksika, Morley and Stoney Nakoda reserves have issued an urgent need for volunteers and drivers to help unload and sort donations and are looking for dollies, carts and forklifts. Contact Yvonne Cita at 403-836-3166 if you can help. Siksika Nation is also in need of volunteers to work at the Deerfoot Sportsplex, particularly at the later hours of the day and night. You can contact Louise Doore @ 403-325-0545 or Adrienne Lagrelle @ 403-901-4520 to assist.
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