Out with spring, in with summer

June 26, 2014

Summer is officially back, and two members of our Southern Alberta Restoration Project team, Jaimee and Tim, are pleased to report that our Spring Clean-Up Days successfully helped usher the new season in to the town of High River.

Samaritan’s Purse, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity and Love High River, were able to host three successful Spring Clean-Up Days in High River, Alberta. The goal of the initiative was to support homeowners who were affected by the 2013 floods by helping them clean up their yards. The work effort included raking, removing sludge and flood debris, replacing top soil, planting grass seed, and bringing color and life back to flowerbeds. In total, 450 volunteers worked a combined 3,600 hours, and completed more than 115 work orders!

Sarp 2We’d like to thank all who were involved in helping with the Spring Clean-Up Days—without your help and generosity, these events couldn’t have happened. Thank you to the High River Full Gospel Church for providing your space for us to house this initiative. Thank you to the volunteers who went out in the beginning of May to assess homes and help gather work orders. Thank you to the 4H club that not only provided plenty of energetic volunteers, but also more than 3,000 free flowers for homeowners to plant in their gardens. Thank you to First Alliance Church, Highwood Golf Course, and Al Jones who helped fuel our 450 volunteers with food—it was great to see homeowners and volunteers enjoying meals and refreshments together. And thank you to the Town of High River for allowing us to participate in community beautification efforts.

Samaritan’s Purse is grateful for each and every supporter, volunteer, homeowner, and partner in this event!