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Woohoo! Thanks for joining us in 2016 for an amazing year 😊
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FORT MCMURRAY—As ash-outs, fridge removal, salvaging personal belongings, and cooking for volunteers continues, Canadian Global Response received a large donation from Abbotsford and Aldergrove, BC. Residents in the Fraser Valley responded to local businessman Darshan Sharma and coach Malkiat Kullar's call to action. Darshan shares, "It basically started with me and my wife, and then our neighbours heard about it and wanted to be part of helping Fort McMurray."

Many of the donations came from the Sikh and Hindu Community of Abbotsford and the Abbotsford United Soccer Club community, which we'd like to thank for their mobilizing of the relief donations. Fort McMurray evacuee and CGR volunteer Scott Rideout handled the logistics of the donation. "It was incredible seeing people in BC help rebuild our community and meet immediate needs," he said, acting as our Manager of Supply Chain and Logistics.

Darshan shared, “I’m so proud of the community at large who has supported us. Together we raised about $11,000, which we used to buy the goods, and retailers such as Superstore and local Indian food marts gave us a discount. We flew to Fort McMurray to see which goods are needed more, to see the damage in the city, and to make sure the shipment is in good hands.”

[read more] http://canadianglobalresponse.ca/abbotsford-community-send…/

#Abbotsford   #Aldergrove   #livewithapurpose   #volunteer   #donation   #FortMcMurray   #FortMac   #YMM   #FortMacFires   #AlbertaStrong   #Alberta  
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2016-06-22
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CHINA—CGR will deploy a group of senior volunteers who are passionate about addressing the needs among senior citizens in rural areas of China. The team will further investigate the needs as an initial assessment and verification.

If you’d also like to be involved in this new volunteer opportunity, please contact the Chinese Seniors Project coordinator through the project page:

#‎China #‎seniors #‎elderly #‎volunteer #‎compassionatecare #‎livewithapurpose
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"There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up." - John Holmes

We've seen Canadians provide basic needs and volunteering in Iraq, Greece, Jordan and elsewhere along the refugee highway over the past year. Thank you for advocating for the 65.3 million forcibly displaced globally, and for not giving handouts, but a hand up to those in need.

Looking to get involved? Here's what we're up to on refugee day: canadianglobalresponse.ca/projects/

#refugees #refugee #livewithapurpose #refugeeday   #refugeeday2016 #volunteer #Canada #displaced   #Iraq   #Greece  
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It is estimated that roughly 12.2 million people are still in need in Syria, with the violence particularly affecting women and children.

Refugees continue to look for refugee sponsorship groups, and our initiatives are helping train educators and provide needed funding for children who lack proper schooling. As we celebrate #FathersDay  globally we also are mindful of #RefugeeSunday‬ that also falls on this day, and those families who are forcibly displaced.

Below are the sprawling refugee camps throughout N. Greece, where some 10,000 of the 54,000 refugees are trapped. We have been helping provide basic needs and emotional support.

#Idomeni #Idomenirefugeecamp #refugees #refugee   #refugeecrisis #refugeehighway #Greece #volunteer   #livewithapurpose #displaced #hope #love #children #Syrian #Syria #Syrianrefugees  
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2016-06-19
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Sara and Robert are just one week away from marriage! 🎉💍 They've already raised 13% of the funds needed to support a Syrian refugee family's relocation to Canada through our refugee resettlement program.

Help this family in need and learn more about Sara and Robert's heart here: http://canadianglobalresponse.ca/cause/sara-and-robert-2016/

#refugee #refugees #resettlement #refugeeswelcome #Syrianrefugees #refugeecrisis #wedding #love #specialday #Canada #livewithapurpose
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It has been a privilege working with CGR volunteers from Fort McMurray, who in some cases have lost their homes but remain vigilant and desire to help local homeowners. Terry, one of our ashout team leaders, remarked after two homes were sifted, “We have a great group of volunteer workers. One lady that we helped ashout her home on Monday is now even helping us on our team!”

Psycho-emotional and relational support also remains a central focus in the relief efforts, with Ed, a support volunteer sharing, “Normal is just a setting on your dryer—but in life things never truly get back to the old normal, so we need to help them find a new normal.”

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#volunteer #FortMac   #YMM   #AlbertaStrong   #FortMacFires   #FortMcMurray   #livewithapurpose  
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We are in need of at least four volunteer cooks 🍽 in Fort Mac! Some of our Oklahoma volunteers are returning home and the government has asked us to help oversee salvaging of bulldozed houses. If you're able to come for a few days between June 18-26, shoot us an email at: volunteer@c-g-r.ca

We'll work out details and accommodations! Pass on the invite to others - you'll just need to know how to use a convection oven and tilt skillet :-).

#‎volunteer #‎FortMac #‎YMM #‎AlbertaStrong #‎FortMacFires #‎FortMcMurray #‎livewithapurpose
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Our feeding unit is in operation!🍴 Nothing like Southern grits, eggs, biscuits, sausage and ham. We have the capacity to make 1,100 meals/day, and our cooks woke early to feed our CGR team and partners +Samaritan's Purse Canada 

#volunteer   #YMM   #AlbertaStrong   #ABStrong   #FortMac   #FortMacFires   #FortMcMurray  
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2016-06-16
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