Society of
Saint Vincent de Paul
Edmonton Area

Fort McMurray moves forward

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 2:37 PM | Mary Dunnigan (Administrator)

On Monday July 11 Peter Ouellette and Mary Dunnigan attended the first of the Fire Relief Committee set up in Fort Mac with members of both the St John and St Paul Catholic Parishes. 

There is a strong sense of urgency from the members of the Catholic Community to do something to help the approx 10% of their neighbours (2000 families) that lost much of what they had.  Most all in attendance have knowledge of the Works of SSVP across the country and they are interested in modeling their actions to the practices that we have well established in our Conferences with the intent of starting a new Conference in their Community.

They have a lot of resources both financial and people skill sets to apply to home visits, needs analysis and providing goods and other services needed by the families in need.

We will continue to work with the Core Committee to help in their tasks.  Their commitment was evident, the stories were touching, and their willingness to help those in need was/is most evident.


© ssvp edmonton
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software