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🆘Simply put Calgary is in crisis🆘

Over night, we had more referrals in for food hampers than EVER before😔

Between our outreach collaboration and our food hamper program…we’re finding it hard to keep up

We need help @Crackmacs @PamirCanadian @mikeonshine #yycroads #YYC #YEG
We need help with 16 families:

Family

A-2 grandparents raising 5 grandkids

B-single dad, 3kids

C-single mom, 3kids

D-3adults, 6kids

E-2 adults, 3kids

F-senior couple

G-2 adults, 2kids

H-2 adults, 6kids

I-single dad, 2kids

J-single dad, 1kid

K-single dad 3kids

#Yyccc
L-single mom, 1kid

M-2 adults

N-1 couple with 2 roommates

O-1 grandma, 3 grandchildren

P-4adults, 8kids

@ccmfalberta @Discovery_House @jannarden @ArleneDickinson @DarrenDreger @ABdoc4patients @FisheriesCA @Comfort_Lawyer @albertacomfort @allhailthechief @bifnaked @LtdPrl
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This is hard to write but it is true for many. What I’m about to say is a harsh reality of what people go through.

What I am about to say is also the reason why a lot of people don’t ask for help.

People do not ask for help because of the fears and stigmas that exist.

#hope
Here Is Something to think about,

What if you were a #singleparent with a #child

You work full time for $15.00/hr

You take home roughly $960.00 per paycheck (bi-weekly after taxes)

#singleparent #parenting #Blessed #grateful #calgary #calgarylife #alberta #yyc

@EveryAlbertan
Your bills per month:

$1,000 or more for rent
$150 or more for cable/internet
$250 or more for utilities
$150 per month for car insurance

So let’s do the math

You bring home about
$1,920.00 a month

Your bills average about $1,500(give or take)

@GrannyGTArp @BallerGearCA
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Earlier today we were in downtown #yyc handing out water & gatorade and fruit, when we decided to stop & have a break by the Cat Cafe...when we came upon a senior lady rummaging through the city's garbage bins.

#Yyccc #Calgary #Alberta #Canada #SeniorLiving #seniorcare #Seniors
We thought she was looking for bottles to turn in for money but we were wrong. She was looking for both bottles & she was also taking food out of the bins & putting it in her cart.

As soon as we saw that we went over to offer her our help.

#Help #Community #Compassion #BeKind
We went over, asked if we could get her a cold drink & a snack & asked her if she'd like to join us on our break.

She accepted. We went into the coffee shop across from the Cat Cafe (Forgot Name), grabbed some drinks & snacks and sat down in the shade across the street. #Hope
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This morning we saw something we will NEVER forget.

We were at the #Walmart in Southeast #Calgary. We were shopping for some groceries when my stepson saw someone take a package of meat and put it under their shirt and then slowly walk over to their cart. #Food #Hungry #Alberta
This person had very few things in their cart. My stepson knows what I do here at @HarvestHillsYYC & he asked if we could help them.

I said yes we could but that this person would feel ganged up on if we all walked over to them, so I told him to stay here and that I’d walk over.
I walked over to where they had their cart and said “I know what it is like to struggle. I would love it if you’d let me help you and I’d like to pay for your groceries.”

This person looked up at me and said “did you see me take the meat?” I said “yes I did. I’d like to help”.
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***Daily Update*** ***Emergency Help Needed***

I have been sitting here at my computer here for the past half hour deciding whether or not I wanted to post about what me and a few members of my team experienced today.
I was out shopping for our food hampers, when my phone rang.

Before I go on....I want to make it clear that Harvest Hills Cares Calgary's Phone will always be answered. The only time it won't be is if we are in a meeting or driving.
I answered the phone...It was a mom of 4 that was told by her worker to come down to the AB Works office to turn in her 90 days of bank statements...& that if she didn't bring them down by the end of the day she would not get her check until Tuesday of next week.
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*Emergency Request*Help Needed*

Two urgent requests came in over night

We need #Calgarys Help!

No amount is too small. If you can help by donating please see our donation information in our Twitter profile bio

Etransfer: HarvestHillsCaresCalgary@Gmail.Com

Family info below:
First request:

The single father is looking for help with finding a few things for his new basement suite

He got emergency custody of his 2 girls and is starting literally from scratch

He needs a hamper (Medium to Large) that roughly will cost between $250.00 to $400.00
Second request:

A family of five is looking for assistance with furnishing their apartment as well as clothing and a Large to Extra Large food hamper.

This family escaped from domestic violence and are from Northern Saskatchewan.

Both families are grateful for #YYC’s help.
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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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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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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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We have a new family just arrived to #YYC before #Covid_19 hit #Calgary that needs @HarvestHillsYYC and @Hell_Berta’S help. He is a father of four that needs help paying rent or he will face eviction Aug 1st.
His rent is $1300.00 with everything included. He has been laid off from his job only to be told that he is not able to return due to his place of employment going under.
I will match each and every donation. I’d like to raise enough money to pay his rent for two months. That should give him enough time to find gainful employment.
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Time sensitive manner needed. If there is anyone that could donate $890.00 to cover the other half of a months rent for a single dad of two girls? I’ve already covered the damage deposit and half of the rent for the next month.
If you can help, etransfers can be sent to: HarvestHillsCaresCalgary@Gmail.Com

I know I have been asking a lot from everyone...but I just can’t handle when people are so desperate that they beg for help. DM for more info.
#YYC #Calgary #calgarylife #Donate #Help #Alberta #AlbertaCares #PleaseHelp @jannarden @kdlang @paulbrandt

Please tag anyone you think can help and also, we have also spent the day calling organizations, groups and also Albertaworks for help.
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