Thursday, June 9, 2011

Slave Lake, Alberta

In this recent month of May, forest fires burned strong in the area of Slave Lake, Alberta, destroying about 40% of the town. I have family who live there, and thankfully their homes still stand. We went for a visit this week, and saw the aftermath.

There is definite wreckage, but there are also inspiring stories about the help given and received. It seems that sometimes when terrible things happen, the strength and goodness of people, which is all too often vacant, shines through.
Here is a link for anyone interested in donating to one of many organizations who are assisting returning residents.

1 comment:

  1. Wow. Speechless. It always takes my breath away to look at what's left behind after a fire.