With the exception of the downtown core and one block of Inglewood, the evacuation order for homes across Calgary was lifted yesterday. There were approximately 2,500 volunteers that came to McMahon Stadium to help residents settle back into their homes.
The people of Calgary have united and are using Kijiji to offer their homes and their able bodies to help any way they can.
Kijiji Calgary Classifieds Community/Volunteers section (Link: http://calgary.kijiji.ca/f-community-volunteers-W0QQCatIdZ3QQPageZ3)
One Kijiji post says, “Here to help any way I can, I have a big jeep with a winch, lots of tools… can do manual labour or whatever helps.” He also generously offers his clothes and miscellaneous house “stuff” for whoever needs it.
Another Kijiji user is offering to pick up the “mountains of dirty, mud soaked and dripping laundry”, cleaned, dried and delivered back to you.
As Calgarians are settling back into their homes, getting your house re-organized could be a challenge with little ones. There are many listings where people are offering free childcare service to flood victims and volunteers.
It really doesn’t matter how old you are, Calgarians have been eager to help their community in any way possible. Fourteen and seventeen year old brothers have offered their services to help flood victims.
Calgarians have not forgotten about your pets either. There are many listings on Kijiji that will take your pets in until your home is safe and back on track. One Kijiji poster, who already owns a husky and three cats, is opening up her home to other dogs, cats and small pets.
The way Calgarians have come together to support each other during the flooding is overwhelming. If you are able to help or in need of assistance, visit the Kijiji Calgary Community/Volunteer section to post an ad or reply to one of the amazing volunteer ads.
Since Calgary is close to Vancouver, there were some residents of Vancouver that got affected by the flooding. If you are able to help, you could post on the Calgary Community/Volunteers section or the Vancouver Community section.
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