The Tuscany Community Association met today with the President of the Bowness Community Association to ask how Tuscany residents can help at this point. The Bowness Community Association has a very organized crew, and the rebuilding is well underway. Most of their volunteers have now been redeployed to High River.
A few Tuscany residents have asked the Tuscany Community Association and the Tuscany Residents Association how they can help and whether we have organized anything to help victims of the flood. The community associations in Bowness and Tuscany do not have the ability to distribute donations of food and clothing, so as much as those intentions are appreciated, we encourage people to hold onto their items for another week or so, and then take them to NeighbourLink or the Calgary Drop-In Centre, where they will be efficiently distributed to people who are in need.
The best way people can help right now is to donate to the Bowness Community Association. We will accept donation cheques at the TCA’s office. We will also have a table set up to accept donations at the Stampede Breakfast at the Tuscany Club on July 13th. If people want a tax receipt for a sizeable donation, they will need to make their cheque out to Bowwest Community Resource Centre, and indicate the funds are for “flood relief.”
The Bowness Community Association is also hosting a Stampede Stomp this Saturday, with all proceeds going to the Bowness Flood Relief Fund, so a great way to support our neighbours is to attend their event. Tickets & updates on Bowness’ situation can be found on their website: http://www.mybowness.com/.