Humanity First Relief Teams consisting of 70 Volunteers went to Bowness, Erlton, Roxborough Park and Elbow Park communities. Residents in the community of Roxborough were helped to remove furniture personal belongings, carpets, fridges, stoves, bedroom furniture, and anything and everything that was affected by water. There was a lot of damage done.
Volunteers helped in throwing furniture out, collecting garbage, ripping out dry walls, empty out basements and ripping insulation, cleanup the floors, backyard cleaning, removing dirt from outside and relocate, uninstalling of sheds in backyard, removing heavy sports equipment out from basements.
The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are supporting the flood operations with approximately 1,300 troops, eight helicopters, a military airplane, trucks and other vehicles to assist with evacuation, search and rescue and logistical efforts.
Humanity First has contacted various city departments and emergency services to offer our assistance. Our team met with CEMA (Calgary Emergency Management Agency) a City of Calgary organization.
We have offered the following:
CEMA is very impressed with our offer and will get back to us.
Humanity First has also contacted the City of High River and City of Okotoks to offer assistance. However, the city officials said that they're unable to accept outside help at this point in time because all roads in and out are closed. They said that they're doing fine and don't feel the need for volunteers at this stage.
tocks of food items for now and their water is still drinkable, so they are good at this time.