About the Southern Alberta Restoration Project
Learn more about how we are helping flood-affected families return home.
Visit our main Southern Alberta Flooding page.
With the help of generous donors and 5,000 volunteers, Samaritan’s Purse helped almost 800 families prepare their homes for rebuild after floods devastated much of southern Alberta last June.
Our disaster response involved hauling out ruined possessions, tearing down soaked drywall and insulation, and disinfecting flood-damaged living spaces.
But our work isn’t done—it’s now time to put back together what was taken apart. That’s why Samaritan’s Purse is harnessing years of North American experience in disaster relief to now launch the Southern Alberta Restoration Project.
Over the next 12 to 18 months, Samaritan’s Purse will mobilize volunteer teams to assist as many as 70 families. Jobs will range from relocating heating and electrical systems, to insulating basements, to major restoration of homes from the ground up.
Families who need our help will be identified from amongst those we assisted during our initial response, as well as through referrals from local churches and community groups. Our case managers will follow up with these homeowners and select work based on need.
Our focus will be on those without enough government help, insurance, or other resources to get back into their homes on their own. The elderly, people with disabilities, and single parents will also be given priority.
In some cases, we will be renovating damaged homes, including basements and other areas in need of refurbishment. However, in instances where a house was completely destroyed by the flood, we will reconstruct it from the ground up.
“Our goal is to help flood-harmed families return to a modest home that’s safe and comfortable,” says Brent Davis, Samaritan’s Purse Canada’s Emergency and Disaster Response Manager.
Samaritan’s Purse is inviting individuals, churches, and organizations from across Canada to help accomplish this project—ranging from those who simply want to pound nails, to expert carpenters, plumbers, and other trades people. Volunteers can sign up to serve for a week at a time or for one-day Saturday shifts. Once in Calgary, accommodations, meals, and transportation to and from worksites will be provided free of charge.
This project wouldn’t be possible without the prayers, donations, and volunteered hours of people like you. Please join us in restoring the homes and lives of southern Albertan families, in Jesus’ Name. Click here to financially support people in desperate need of help. Click here to volunteer.
Ways you can help
Please pray for families still recovering from Alberta’s floods, and for staff and volunteers as they help repair their homes.
Your financial gifts of any amount are needed to help repair the homes of southern Alberta families affected by severe flooding. Please give generously today. Donate Here