YYC Local Businesses Stepping Up & Helping Out

Written by Allison Smith, Thrive

At this time our hearts and thoughts go out to all the lives, communities and businesses impacted by the recent Alberta floods. There is no better time for communities and local businesses to work together than during this time of crisis. Inspiring stories of Calgarians uniting to get this city back on track have been heard across the city. And they are offering more than just donations. From coffee shops handing out free cups of joe, to recreation centers offering a place to workout to photographers offering photo sessions for those who lost all their photographs to community halls hosting  dinners in Bridgeland and Inglewood. The offers are endless. Neighbours helping neighbours, and strangers helping strangers.

Here are a few ways local businesses have offered their assets and are helping out:

Calgary Food Trucks

Food trucks dispersed across the city to feed those displaced and volunteers working hard to provide relief. Those trucks included: Bambino Gelato Sandwiches, Fiasco Gelato Truck, Jelly Modern Doughnuts, The Naaco Truck, Perogy Boyz, Purple Pastry Chef, Red Wagon Diner, Steak Out Truck, and others.

Photo from Twitter

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association

On June 26th the market will provide a special relief edition where they will be accepting financial donations for Hillhurst Sunnyside flood victims. In return, along with regular vendors, there will be food trucks and live music. Currently the acts include Knots, Hexray, Feel Alright, Ghostkeeper, Cousins, Lab Coast and Kris Ellestad.

Downtown Foods

They have been working hard providing meals for first responders and clean up crew.  Call 587.353.3474 to make arrangements.

NOtaBLE

Notables has been offering free meals to Bowness community members in need of a meal. Call 403.288.4372 or tweet @NotableCalgary to make a arrangements.

cSPACE

cSPACE is opening King Edward School for artists, art organizations and all non-profits who have lost studios/workspace/storage to the Calgary flood. Find out more information here: http://ow.ly/mlWXc

Westside Recreation Centre

Westside has opened its’ doors to members of the Eau Claire YMCA. Free access to all of the Westside facilities.

Bite Groceteria

Bite has generously supplied food for the Inglewood community BBQ occurring this evening at the community hall.

Café Beano

In the community of Mission, Café Beano was handing out free coffee on Friday as the flood damage began.

Alberta Flood Photo Restoration

The company is offering their services free of charge, to those whose photos were damaged in the floods. Click here for information on where to send your photographs: http://albertafloodphotorestoration.blogspot.ca/

The Ship & Anchor

On June 24th the Ship was busy grilling for a flood relief fundraising BBQ. They had help from the Palomino kitchen crew, Blink Restaurant, Crepes Cravings and Clive Burger! Lots of team work here.

Pure Energy Dance Foundation

The foundation has 2 dance studios available for use for dancers needing practice space for shows during the summer that have been displaced from there space due to flooding.

DaDe ART & DESIGN

In Inglewood this organization is acting as hub for volunteers to get connected to opportunities in the Inglewood community. Helping residents, businesses, churches and more. DaDe 1327 9 Ave SE, Calgary

Thank you to all the businesses that have opened their doors and hearts to the affected Calgarians. The power of community is truly inspiring. Keep up the hard work and together we can have this city back on track.

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