Photo: Ted Rhodes, Calgary Herald.

Photo: Ted Rhodes, Calgary Herald.

In the days leading up to June 20, 2013, Alberta experienced heavy rainfall triggering catastrophic flooding. The floods washed across one-quarter of the province and through the heart of Calgary, causing several states of local emergency to be declared. Dozens of communities were affected, prompting up to 100,000 people to evacuate their homes. It was likely the most disruptive flood in Canadian history.

Presbyterians from across the country reached out, offering their prayers and financial support in the wake of this disaster.

Through your donations, Presbyterian World Service & Development is responding to provide food to marginalized people adversely affected by the floods. To date, over $48,000 has been contributed to the High River Food Bank, Siksika Nation Dancing Deer Food Bank, Iyahrhe Nakoda Foodbank Society and the Calgary Alpha House Society.

Special thanks are given to the Presbytery of Calgary-Macleod for assisting in the implementation of relief efforts.