It’s old news now but the impact of the recent Slave Lake fire is still felt today as many people have lost their homes and many belongings to this massive fire that destroyed 40% of the town. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2011/05/16/slave-lake-fire-evacuation.html
Yesterday I heard someone from our upline, I’m guessing our upline Emeralds who used to live close to Slave Lake, contacted Amway to let them know about this disaster. I’m sure most of you know Amway is very giving when it comes to disasters and relief efforts and this was no exception. They work closely with The Red Cross and now that they’ve been aware of the Slave Lake fire they’ve added it to their list to help out. Just like that it was added. That’s pretty darn awesome to have a company that will help out that quickly in a time of need and I’ll support that big time. Lindsay and I are big in helping those in need and contributing where we can and to be part of a company that has those same values is awesome.
A big thank you goes out to all those men and women who served to save the majority of the city, without those efforts the whole town would have been lost and many more people displaced from their homes. Also a big thank you to Amway and The Red Cross for making sure those affected are taken care of and some semblance of normalcy is returned.
If you want to help out you can donate through the Red Cross here – http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=39285&tid=001
Update: Will and Kate visited Slave Lake with the Royal Tour today July 6th. Very nice gesture of them to visit what is being called Canada’s second worst insurance claim disaster