Armstrong Bible Chapel has committed to bringing aid to residents of Southern Alberta communities devastated by recent flooding and is asking the people of Armstrong to rally their support for the families who have lost so much.
ABC will be engaging with humanitarian agencies (Samaritans Purse www.samaritanspurse.ca and Mennonite Disaster Services www.mds.mennonite.net) who are now deployed in communities to offer assistance. These agencies will respond further as approved by Alberta Disaster Services.
Both Samaritans Purse (SP) and MDS have participated in the remediation process of large-scale disasters from fires (Slave Lake) to floods, all across North America. They know what they are doing, but they need our help. In fact, their entire infrastructure depends on people willing to help.
We believe people in Armstrong would like to help, but perhaps just don’t know how. That’s where ABC comes in. You can help by generously providing donations of both finances and household goods. The need for food and clothing has largely already been met by the generosity of many others, but there are still immediate and ongoing needs.
The assessment is continuing and other needs are being identified daily. What is needed:
- Household goods – bedding, pillows, towels, etc.
- Cleaning and sanitation supplies, garbage bags,
- Financial donations.
On July 15, volunteers from ABC will deliver all donations received to the agency (SP/MDS) overseeing the remediation and rebuilding. Our volunteers will also be contributing several days of their time to assist in the clean up and rebuilding process in
one of the communities affected.
100% of finances raised by ABC will be forwarded to SP/MDS to be administered where needed the most.
Financial gifts are eligible for a receipt for tax purposes.
All donations can be dropped off at Armstrong Bible Chapel, 2415 Rosedale Ave. in Armstrong before July 13.