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Someone messaged us and asked us what the total would be to help everyone that is currently on our list.

To help everyone on our list we would need a total amount of $2435.00

That amount would let us fill all 23 hamper requests.
If anyone could help us reach that total, we could then put the minds of 23 families at ease because then they would not have to worry about having to feed their families. Having to feed their children. Having to go without eating just so they can make the food they do have last
You can help by donating to us or any other organization that feeds Calgarians in need.

If you would like to donate to us you can send an etransfer to:

HarvestHillsCaresCalgary@Gmail.Com

You can also check us out on Facebook and our website at:

HarvestHillsCaresCalgary.Ca
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Late last night we had someone phone us at 11:45pm. It was from a mom of 4 who herself had not eaten nothing 3 days just so she could make the food she did have last for her children.
This mom had gone to the food bank and gone to the brown bagging for kids as well has utilized the free meals that are handed out throughout the city.

This is a mom who has tried EVERYTHING to find a job and get help from different organizations and the government.
She went to Alberta Works and was told she had to go after the dad for child support before they could help her. They gave her papers on how to contact maintenance enforcement and how to go to court for child support. That’s great but that doesn’t help her now....
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We need your help. We have loads of people asking us for help due to the following:

-Job Loss
-Cant Pay Rent
-Cant Pay Utilities
-Cant Afford Medication
-Cant Afford Medical Supplies
-Cant Afford School Supplies/Fees
Having to choose between Food and any of the above items should not happen and isnt right.

Simply giving someone, a family, a couple, a senior food security for even just a month...takes immense stress off of a person.
That’s why there are great organizations and groups like the @CalgaryFoodBank & @HarvestHillsYYC

Everyone works together and does what they need to do for the city that we all care about so much.
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4 hours & 1 minute left til the deadline. Only $125 has been raised so far! @CalgaryFoodBank @HarvestHillsYYC

Etransfer:

HarvestHillsCaresCalgary@Gmail.Com

PayPal:

PayPal.Me/HarvestHillsCa…

I will match each donation to a total of $2000.00 each!
Until 11:59pm tonight...I will match any and all donations made to @HarvestHillsYYC & @CalgaryFoodBank.

Stipulations:

1.) Follow both @CalgaryFoodBank & @HarvestHillsYYC
2.) DM me proof of your donation via screenshot.

*I’ll match donations up to $2000.00 for each org*
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Things like this make me mad 😡. @HarvestHillsYYC is a grass roots organization that only has at the moment a staff of twenty volunteers that also have lives and families of their own

But when someone makes a request and demands to be put to the top of the list ahead of others..
...and when they are politely told that it was not possible because there were other requests ahead of them...they accused The Harvest Hills Cares Calgary Team of not wanting to help!

They even threatened to go ahead and tell everyone about the “experience” they had.
Jenn had her volunteer call her in tears because that volunteer was threatened as well when all they did was respond in an appropriate manner.

I have included proof of these messages with all identifying information removed.
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I’m scared. I’m afraid. I’m concerned. I and my family are now in isolation. My daughters school has an outbreak and she woke up with symptoms yesterday. I kept her home and immediately called #AbHealth to book tests for us all.
But I’m scared. Scared for my children, scared for my husband. Scared and afraid. I’m told that since it’s just my daughter that’s exhibiting symptoms..the rest of my family can still go on with our normal lives. We can still go out into the community and still go out in public.
That makes me angry! 😡 I am doing what’s right for my family! I am keeping everyone at home and I am keeping everyone isolated for the requisite 14 days! Why? Because I not only want to protect my family. I want to protect you and yours!
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If anyone out there in the world can help, please consider donating to us. We as a group....we as a team...we as a part of Calgary Alberta, will continue to help as many people as we can as long as there is a need to do so.
You can check us out at:

@HarvestHillsYYC

Website:
HarvestHillsCaresCalgary.Ca

We accept e-transfers & PayPal:

E-transfers:

HarvestHillsCaresCalgary@Gmail.Com

PayPal:

PayPal.Me/HarvestHillsCa…
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If anyone can help, we would be very grateful. We are seeing even more of an increase in requests due to CERB ending and transitioning over to EI. (Which many do not qualify for, yet we hope help in any form arrives soon)
If you are in need, please head over to our website: HarvestHillsCaresCalgary.Ca and click on the contact us now button.
If you can please consider donating we accept Etransfers and PayPal at the moment but will have more options in the near future.

Etransfer: HarvestHillsCaresCalgary@Gmail.Com

PayPal:
PayPal.Me/HarvestHillsCa… Image
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We have four hampers that we currently need help with. If you would like to help any of these following individuals/families/seniors directly please DM us! 1/?
Hamper 1: (Family of three. Two adults and one child. They also have two pets. One cat and one dog.)

This family is in need of a small to medium hamper. Their list of immediate needs total $265.00. Their list of wants total $170.00. 2/?
This family is also looking for help with a gently used washer and dryer. This is a blended family that is also looking to meet new people that live in the north east area, specifically the Whitehorn area. If you would like more info please DM. 3/?
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To give everyone an idea of just what we do here at Harvest Hills Cares Calgary......We would like to invite anyone and everyone to join us on a food hamper delivery.

We are always looking for volunteers!
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So if you would like to join us, please head on over to our website and click on the contact us button.

However as of late we've seen an increase of requests for food hampers and individuals asking us for assistance with other things such as Utilities, Rent, and Medication.
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We have done a little bit of everything to help the people who are struggling, the disadvantaged as well as single families and seniors too.

To give everyone an idea of our hamper program, here is the run down.
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I just got DM’d by one of the families who were recipients of a “Gift Card” from @RajanJSaw office. They were given $100.00 in gift cards and that barely covered diapers and formula and left nothing over for food. Plus they had to then find a way to the grocery store.
And by the way if you are on Alberta Works and or AISH...you have to report to your worker that you received such a gift. And that could affect your monthly cheque.
That’s why HHCC does what they do. They tailor it to the family. They do the shopping so the families and or single parents don’t have to take everyone to the store for shopping. Especially in this #COVID19AB climate. After shopping, HHCC delivers the food hamper to the families.
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Good News: The Young Mom is safe and sound.

Even Better News: The powered wheelchair is being delivered NEXT WEEK to the young woman who is a double amputee and has been waiting for a chair from the @YourAlberta & @RajanJSaw office... for an extremely long time.
A big thank you to all the volunteers who have made all this happen. To the @HarvestHillsYYC team of volunteers, @GrannyGTArp and @EveryAlbertan and also @paul_yyc as well! Without all these awesome people...doing what they do...all of this may not have happened! 😊 So thank you!
On another note, I don’t like begging 🥺 but in this case I am. If you can help...please do as all the team @HarvestHillsYYC is looking for is $475.00.

This is for two medium families. If you can donate I am sure ANY AMOUNT is and would be welcome.
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Just once I wish we had enough to help everyone on our lists....just once.

It’s not always about money but sometimes it’s about quality of life and making people smile and helping people...taking away their worries if only for a little while. A helping them with what they need.
If you can help, please DM we have a requests big and small. We have requests for something as simple as bedding for a child to as big as help with utility cut offs and evictions.
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🇨🇦 Health Regions 930pm Sep 4
Canada climbs to 10.2 weekly cases per 100K with 611 new cases reported by PHU's today. That's double what it was on July 12th.
More ⤵️
#CovidCanada #Covid19 #Covid19Ontario #Quebec #Covid19MB #BC #COVID19AB
public.tableau.com/profile/bill.c… Image
Case Incidence by region. Every region in #Alberta is either yellow or red now. Image
Reported cases today by region, led by Edmonton and followed by Vancouver, Calgary and Fraser. Image
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Ok, #Calgary. You wanna know why we should defund the police?

Because last night I spent over four hours in a freezing parking lot with an acquaintance who was severely intoxicated, distraught, and suicidal.
I had spent more than thirty minutes waiting to get through to someone on Calgary’s ONLY distress line, just to be told their mobile crisis team ONLY OPERATES BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 9AM & 9PM.
I have no formal psych training, social work, crisis outreach, or the like, and I am in no position to be helping this person, being in the middle of my own personal 5-month mental health hell.

But the only 2 options I had last night were:
a) Deal with it myself
b) Call CPS
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If there is anyone that could help us with a few food hampers we have a list of 26 individuals/families/seniors that are in need

If you can help, please consider donating via PayPal or etransfer.

Etransfer:
HarvestHillsCaresCalgary@Gmail.Com

PayPal:
PayPal.Me/HarvestHillsCa…
If you can’t donate please retweet and share!
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Returned to Montreal for a quick visit after a month away. The city is a total disaster I can hardly believe it. Downtow feels like it was hit by a hurricane. I feel people are angry, conflictual and on edge, population extremely divided. Were mask protests just an illusion?
They are NOT fucking around with mandatory masks. People look genuinely scared.
Cant wait to get the hell out and go back west!!!

SLUDGE EVERYWHERE 🤮
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Im so 🤬😡🤬 pissed @RajanJSaw & her office. Im freaking 🤬🤬😡🤬😡 at the @Alberta_UCP & @YourAlberta for letting people......DISABLED ALBERTAN'S fall through the cracks & you then have them jump through hoops just to get much needed devices approved!! DEVICES THEY NEED TO LIVE!
Twitter Emergency Good & Bad News (Long Thread)

OK, I have Good News & Bad News

Bad News: The Alberta Government has Fucked up again and has further tried to ruin the life of a disabled individual

Good News: There is a way to fix the wrong that has been done to this person
I have to admit that late this evening I sat down and cried at all the atrocities that the Alberta Government has done to Albertans all over the province.

I also have to admit that every story that I hear, my heart breaks just a little bit more for the people that have no voice
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Speaking bluntly here: We have seen an dramatic increase in requests for help/assistance due to:
1.) CERB ending and “Transitioning” individuals over to EI. Only problem is many Albertans will not qualify.

With CERB ending and many of the 4million plus people not being able to qualify for EI, we will see a lot of problems happening for Albertans.
2.) With the recent changes to AISH and Alberta Works, many are left feeling bewildered and scared.

Many have had their peace of mind taken from them by having things like aides to daily living & medications that were once covered, but aren’t covered anymore just to name a few
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It was lunch time in #Brazil on a Saturday in 1990 when I decided it was time to be born! I grew up in a large city in #SãoPaulo called #Guarulhos, which in Tupi (native language) means “eaters” or “big-bellied people”. Here’s the proof I am “Guarulhense”:
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Our #family was not wealthy, but my parents made sure I had good #education, even if that meant sacrificing part of their own life. For that I will be forever #grateful. They made sure I learned how to #appreciate everything I had that money could not buy.
@IWS_Network #VoicesIWS ImageImage
I loved learning about #science in school. Not only because it is #fascinating, but also because my biology teacher, Diógenes (@spock_alvo), had great #enthusiasm when teaching it! His motivation would #inspire me to fall in 💜 with the 🧠! #teachinggoals
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