ADRA Canada aids Calgary flood survivors
21 June 2013
Oshawa, Ontario –To assist survivors of devastating flooding in the Calgary, Alberta area, ADRA Canada has committed $10,000 toward an initial response. The Alberta Conference of Seventh-day Adventists is coordinating the response and has also contributed $10,000.
According to Larry Hall, ADRA Representative for the Alberta Conference, this initial response includes reception centres for the displaced at local Adventist churches. The centres are providing aid such as food, personal care items, clothes, diapers and blankets.
City officials in Calgary have declared a state of local emergency. It is estimated that nearly 100,000 residents have faced mandatory evacuations.
“We are staying in close contact with the Alberta Conference as they continue to liaise with the Canadian Red Cross to assess our involvement in any additional response,” stated James Astleford, Executive Director for ADRA Canada. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the flooding,” Astleford continued.
Donations to ADRA Canada’s Emergency Response Fund are being used to provide aid to those affected. Donations to ADRA Canada’s Emergency Response fund can be made online or by calling 1-888-274-ADRA (2372).