Serving Alberta, Northeastern British Columbia, and the Yukon & Northwest Territories
Mailing Address: 9911-
The United Church of Canada Emergency Response -
Lynn Maki, Executive Secretary
The people of the United Church are generous. To date individuals and congregations from across Canada have contributed over $180,000 to assist the many in Southern Alberta who have suffered from the flooding that took place in June.
These gifts have made many things possible! Household items were provided to the families and individuals in Morley who lost everything in the flood; and new refrigeration equipment has been made available to the Morley food bank and filled the freezer. Another First Nations community has been able to rent equipment to assist with clean up following the flood.
Individuals without housing have been assisted with finding rental accommodation and funding to help bridge the gap resulting from the losses they sustained.
Pastoral care programs have been developed in our churches in and near the affected
communities, and assistance has been given to High River to establish a professional
counselling program to provide free counselling to address the post-
To date $104,000 has been distributed to accomplish this work. Your gifts are being put to work in these and other communities as we become aware of needs.
All Native Circle Conference and Alberta and Northwest Conference express deepest gratitude to all who have so generously helped us to do this work through your prayers, your financial gifts, and your participation.
Donations continue to be gratefully received and can be made payable to Alberta and
Northwest Conference, designated “Alberta Floods” or can be given online at www.united-
For further information, please contact the Conference office at 780-
A letter from High River United Church to United Churches can be viewed at:
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