UPDATE July 8, 2013: More than $2000 between book downloads and contributions from our amazing clients, friends and colleagues and thousands of more dollars of household items have been dropped off! You all are so awesome!
After being their we see how great the need really is and we’re committed to do much more including some big perks until the end of July 31, 2013. Learn more here.
Either click the image above or here to download our free cookbook and we’ll donate $1 to the relief for each download until July 5, 2013.
As flooded communities try to piece their lives back together, we have decided to launch a support project in order to assist those devastated by mother nature.
We are opening One to 1 Fitness as a drop-off centre for those wishing to donate supplies and necessities for families that have been affected by the flooding in High River. All donations are appreciated, but please remember, families will need everything from basic supplies like toilet paper, soap, tooth brushes and tooth paste, baby diapers and wipes, socks, underwear, clothes, as well as non-perishable food (many people still don’t have power,) water, cleaners, kids toys etc. Anything else that is required to make it possible to get through day to day will be accepted – just think of all the things that fill your kitchen drawers, your pantry, your closets, your bathroom vanities – these are all things that people have lost. Brooms, mops, pots, pans, utensils, shampoo, dish soap, etc. (UPDATE: Some have inquired about monetary donations, these will also be accepted and added to the download donation pool to be submitted July 5, 2013 as well.)
Also, we are planning a day to go down to High River and help clean up and re-organize a senior living complex, as these people are the least able and require the most help and assistance. As this takes some planning and organizing, we are aiming for a day next week – if you are able and would like to help, please comment here and we will solidify a day and co-op on transportation. (Tentatively we’re trying to organize for Friday July 5, 2013) more details may be available here as Pat is working to lead the organization of these efforts: https://www.facebook.com/patkerr
Thank you all so much in advance……
UPDATE: July 2nd, 2013
Hey everybody…quick update for the High River Flood Relief…
We are a go for Friday July 5th and plan to be leaving in 2 waves. I (Pat) will be heading out with a team at 6am and a second wave for anyone who can’t leave work, get sitters for kids, etc will leave Red Deer around 1PM. We will be leaving from One to 1 Fitness: C3, 5580-45 Street, in the Cronquist Business Park. I have no idea what time we will return…there are a few people that are unable to get out of previous commitments for Friday night who will be returning early. For everyone else, physically, mentally and emotionally, an 8 or 10 hour day of service could be enough, so we will tentatively say we will work from 8:30 or 9 until 5 or 6? This would put us back in Red Deer around 8 or 9 depending on stops for food etc. We will be down there will multiple vehicles though, so we will have the flexibility for people to take off as needed.
***Again…if you have not already done so, PLEASE make sure your Tetanus shots/boosters are up to date. Expect anything and everything in that water; bacteria, toxins, pollutants, animal feces, dead animals, etc.***
@Dallas Heintz at Western Fiberglass has organized to donate and supply 80 dust masks, 30 pairs of paper coveralls, latex gloves, shovels and cleaning supplies. They are also providing 2 – 2” pumps with hoses, 2 one tonne trucks and a 34 foot gooseneck trailer with a Bobcat. ***For anyone wishing to donate furniture and other large items*** Please bring such items to One to 1 Fitness no later than Thursday afternoon, as we will be loading the trailers for safe overnight storage.
@Fred Sirett at Guest Controls in Lloydminster has organized to donate rain gear, rubber boots, cleaning supplies, food, water and other necessities. ***I will do my best to get a wide assortment of sizes for rain gear and rubber boots, but logistically, it’ll be impossible for everyone to be fit perfectly, so if your boots are a little too tight or your pants are too long (like mine will be for SURE lol) please accept my apologies in advance.
It appears as though we may or may not be able to assist in the area we had previously intended to, as High River is only letting people back into certain areas of town for relief help. Either way, there will be plenty to do.
If you are planning to help and have not already done so, please leave a comment here so that I can get final numbers together for supplies.
Please feel free to message me or call at 4035970847 with questions,
Thank you all so much in advance,