Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Gut-wrenching



This Photo was taken from a hotel in Fort McMurray Alberta.  The entire city has been evacuated and many homes lost already due to forest fire.  The hotel above is one of our client's hotels - we are unsure if it is still standing.  We have many friends in Fort McMurray and our thoughts are with them.  We were able to reach one of them last night, her fiancee is a pilot and he had been hired to move an airplane out with the owners who were evacuating - and she was able to go along as well.  One of my husband's best friends is in management in the Ambulance department at Fort McMurray - we have not heard from him but expect we won't for many days as he has his hands full right now.  Fort McMurray may be an oil town but it is so much more than that - many businesses and people call it home.

After the price of oil dropped this city was struggling to stay alive.  I am not sure what it will look like after all of this is over.  If you are outside of Canada here is a link to what I am talking about:

Wildfire rages in Fort McMurray

If  you would like to donate to the Red Cross to help these Albertans here is how you can best help:

http://www.redcross.ca/

We made a donation today.

10 comments:

  1. This is terrible. I will pray for everyone.

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  2. I heard about the horrible fire on the radio yesterday. This is terrible. And it's so early. What is August going to be like? I don't even want to imagine. - Margy

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  3. I am praying that God will send rain to put out the fires. This looks terrifying.

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  4. Very sad indeed! I hope they will be able to get this fire under control quickly before more of the town is lost. Hoping your friends are able to get out of town safely. We were just told today that we now have a fire ban here in our municipality an that includes the campground. Apparently, it is unheard of to have one this early in the season.

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  5. OMG this is so horrible those poor people my heart goes out to them. I will be making a donation.

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  6. What a tragedy. I hope people got to safety.

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  7. Its headline news here. My heart goes out to all those poor people who've lost their homes. Hope your friends are safe. xxx

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  8. If everyone would donate just $5.00 it would help immensely. Sadly the fire has escalated this afternoon. They have 22 water bombers just on the town itself with more on the way including four from Quebec. Life in Fort McMurray has been forever changed.

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