We want to start this post off by saying how proud every one of our Home Sweet Home Team members are to be a Calgarian. The overwhelming support, strength, and resilience that our city has demonstrated in the wake of the devastation left by the Calgary Floods is nothing short of amazing and inspiring. As of June 24, 2013, Alberta Red Cross has fundraised $2.6 million to aid in Alberta Flood Relief. It is truly touching to see all the Calgary businesses that are doing their part to help the community recover from this disaster. In the past couple days there have been numerous restaurants that have been affected by the floods themselves offering free BBQs for the victims of the Calgary floods, volunteers and all others. We were fortunate to get to go to a couple of the BBQs yesterday at Alley Burger and Original Joes 4th St. and donate money to Alberta Red Cross.
We, at the Home Sweet Home Team, want to send out our sincerest sympathies to all those personally affected by the Calgary floods. We understand that the process of cleaning up affected Calgary areas, and restoring homes back to their former state will be a time consuming and tough process. If there is anyway we can help those Calgary citizens and their families personally affected by the Calgary flood, please do hesitate to ask us. We have been offering support to our clients and anyone else that is effected by this tragedy, whether it be providing food, water, manpower to clean, anything at all. Please Contact Us today and let us know how we can help you!
For those evacuees returning home and are unsure what to check for to ensure your home is safe, here is the Welcome Home Guide from the City of Calgary. If you have been affected by the Calgary flood and are requiring assistance, here is the Canadian Cross Registration Form.
With major cleanup and restoration under way in the flood affected areas of Calgary, there are many Calgary businesses that are reaching out to the public to help out. We have compiled a list of the Calgary businesses that are going the extra mile, and are offering their generosity in the form of discounted and free services to help those recovering from the Calgary flood damage.
Calgary Businesses Offering Assistance Via Global Calgary: http://globalnews.ca/news/669298/calgary-clean-up-a-list-of-businesses-offering-to-help/
Action Auger- The Gentleman Plumbers
Offering to pump out people’s basements at no charge, until June 28.
Call 403-288-1111 or go to https://www.facebook.com/actionauger
Knight Plumbing and Heating
Offering free use of sump pumps to help clean basements. Call 403-282-1010
Shane Homes Living
The homebuilder has a number of generators available. Contact Nels at 403-371-5612 to arrange delivery.
Sons of Electric
The electricians are offering free electrical inspections in homes affected by flooding: https://www.facebook.com/SonsOfElectric?fref=ts
Pure Air Environment
Mold cleanup services at a reduced rate for flood victims: http://www.pureaircalgary.com/
U-Haul is offering 30 days of free storage to Calgary and Alberta residents who have been affected by flooding. People who need boxes can take part in the ‘Take a Box, Leave a Box’ program.
Call 403-235-1125 for more information.
Fercho Psychological Services
The private practice of clinical psychologists is offering at least two free counselling sessions for anyone experiencing stress or loss due to flooding.
They are located at 1921 5A Street S.W. call 403-245-3211 to set up an appointment.
Dr. Mike Hoiles at Calgary Sports Therapy is offering complimentary chiropractic care to firefighters, military personnel, EMS and police officers.
He is offering care until July 21. Call 403-237-0121 to book an appointment.
RMT Peter Sawan is offering free 15-20 minute massages. Call 403-801-8097.
Wentworth Medical and Walk-In Clinic
The clinic is offering its services to anyone who is not able to see their doctor, as well as anyone hurt during cleanup or needing a prescription.
They are located at 873 85 Street S.W., call 403-217-6453.
Hillhurst Healing Arts
The business is offering free showers, sauna sessions and massages to anyone affected by the floods. They will also do your laundry.
Call 403-614-4874 or go to www.hillhursthealingarts.ca.
YMCA/Westside Recreation Centre
Members of the Eau Claire YMCA are being given free access to the Westside Recreation Centre.
The gyms have opened up their change rooms and shower facilities to those affected by floods. The offer is valid at all Calgary locations except for Eau Claire which is still closed due to flooding.
Kensington Fitness Studio
The gym is offering free showers and towel service to people who have been forced to leave their homes.
223 10 Street N.W., call 403-670-7120.
The dog daycare is offering free dog daycare, free baths and half off boarding for the dogs of flood victims.
Go to www.k9corner.ca or call Steve at 403-922-5224.
Pawsitively Natural Dog Daycare and Training Academy
The dog daycare is offering free baths for dogs and cats that were caught in floods. Calls 403-984-9247 to book an appointment.
People with pets who were affected by floods are being offered free access to the AnimalTRACS system for the next 30 days. The identification and recovery system includes a lifetime of animal registration, lost and found searches and picture posters. Go to www.petlynx.netand use coupon number IAMS-2013-YYC
Global Pet Foods
The store is raising money and collecting food and supplies to assist families who’ve had to relocate their animals. For every cash or supply donation, customers get 10 per cent off.
They are also offering dog and cat survival kits for those who lost their pet supplies.
They are located at 761 Northmount Dr. S.W. or call 403-457-1914
Reflections Weddings & Events
The event planning company is offering their services to help couples whose wedding plans have been derailed by the flooding. They will work with them to find a new venue at no charge, and have a whole team standing by. Click here for more details: http://reflectionsweddingsandevents.blogspot.ca/2013/06/need-to-relocate-your-wedding-due-to.html
Alberta Flood Photo Restoration
The company is offering their services free of charge, to those whose photos were damaged in the floods.
Click here for information on where to send your photographs: http://albertafloodphotorestoration.blogspot.ca/
The photographer is offering a free session to any family who has lost family photos in the recent floods in Calgary: https://www.facebook.com/tlawphotography/posts/10151476588595334
Bella Vous Makeup Artistry is also offering free hair and makeup during the session
Elizabeth’s Everlasting Photography
The company is offering a free photo shoot to families that have lost their photos in flooding. Call 403-836-9333 for more information.
The photographers are offering free photo sessions to families who have lost their photos due to flooding. They have extended the offer to all emergency responders working to help flood victims.
Contact them at 403-875-6593 or go to www.jaydenimages.com
Michael Cudjoe Fine Art
The photographer is offering free photo sessions to those affected by the flood, and will work to get damaged wedding albums reprinted.
Call 1-855-267-6067 ext. 200 or go to www.michaelcudjoe.com
People are offering free childcare to those affected by the floods, so parents can clean up.
The website is working to link up volunteers with those needing help. Go to www.yychelps.ca to sign up.
Neighbour Link is working to link volunteers and donors to those who need assistance. https://twitter.com/NeighbourLink
YYC Coffee Run
A group is gathering donations to bring coffee and donuts to fire halls, police stations and military posts: http://tasmonthly.blogspot.ca/2013/06/yyc-coffee-run.html
SE Calgary Community Resource Centre
The resource centre is able to assist with basic needs including emergency food hampers. It also offers a computer lab, telephone and fax services as well as a clothing room for those in need.
They are also accepting donations of clothing and footwear, bedding, pillows and gift cards.
2734 76 Ave. SE or call 403-720-3322
Olga’s Fabric Lane
The store is asking anyone with donations of clothing or non-perishable food items or cleaning products to drop them off at their location, and they will deliver them to the appropriate organization.
They are also asking for donations of grad dresses to donate to students in High River who lost their gowns.
4243 Bow Trail S.W. or call 403-242-2545
Timberwest Railings Ltd.
The company is setting up a donation collection area in Bragg Creek, and is calling for donations of clothing or non-perishable food items which they will deliver to the appropriate organization.
You can drop off donations at their location in Barlow Centre: Bay J 8080 35 Street S.E.