#ABFlood: Stoney/Siksika (Southern Alberta First Nations)

#ABFlood: Stoney/Siksika (Southern Alberta First Nations)

I thought I would write a brief post on where you can donate/volunteer to assist with the flooding happening right now that is directly affecting Southern Alberta First Nations including Stoney/Siksika Nations. The image attached is information on an event put on by the wonderfully hilarious Ryan McMahon, and you can check out more information on his Facebook and twitter.

Another way to help out is directly donating (what you can and if you can) to this GoFundMe account!

Also, Edmonton Drop Off(taken directly from this FB page):

Treaty 8 First Nations of Alberta:
18178 – 102 Avenue (Santa Fe Plaza)
Tuesday, June 25th: 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Wednesday, June 26th: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Ask for Gwen Muskwa

Western Cree Tribal Council Office
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed during lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Western Cree Tribal Council Office
104, 9802 – 97 Avenue
Tuesday and Wednesday: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Closed during lunch 12:00pm – 1:00pm

To donate ($$), you can (as taken from same above FB site)
SIKSIKA: Donations at any branch of the Bank of Montreal, c/o “Siksika Nation Relief Fund.”

STONEY (Morley, Eden Valley, Bighorn): Donations at any branch of the Royal Bank (RBC) c/o “Stoney Nakoda Flood Relief Fund 2013”

**UPDATE from SIKSIKA: As of Monday afternoon, primary donation needs identified as cash/gift cards, water, and non-perishable food items. They also are looking for volunteers to help sort the large amount donated items (especially clothes) they’ve received to date. If you are able to go down to volunteer, the donation centre is at Deerfoot Sportsplex (at Hwy 901 and Hwy 547) – volunteers will be assigned shift-work there to help sort items.

And my wonderful friend, Tanya Kappo, has been continuously sharing and updating her Facebook statuses as well as her twitter updates. Here is the latest information:

“Today is the last day to accept Treaty 7 Flood donations in GRANDE PRAIRIE and STURGEON LAKE. Drop off is at the Western Cree Tribal Council Offices.

In Edmonton, donations will be accepted until tomorrow at noon, then its off to Southern Alberta to deliver them!”

You can donate what you can or help where you are able too but don’t stress if you cannot help out (financially or otherwise), prayers are just as important! Let’s keep our brother and sisters in our thoughts and prayers.

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