Yesterday, evacuation orders across Calgary, with the exception of the downtown core and one block in Inglewood, have been lifted. Approximately 2,500 volunteers came to McMahon Stadium to help residents settle back into their homes.
In addition to these volunteers, Calgarians have opened up their homes and offered to pitch in to help the community in any way they are able to through Kijiji listings.
Kijiji Calgary Classifieds Community/Volunteers section
One Kijiji poster 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.
Even people from out of the province are helping out any way they can.
Another Kijiji user is offering to pick up the “mountains of dirty, mud soaked and dripping laundry”, clean, dry and deliver 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 of your own, or reply to one of the amazing volunteer ads.