Many times, the disasters we respond to are large. That was in the case in Cape Breton, where we repaired 44 homes damaged by Hurricane Fiona. But sometimes it’s just one house we fix up or rebuild. That’s what’s happening in Alberta following a tornado in Carstairs.
Led by the Alberta Unit, we are building a new home for a multigenerational household of Elisa Humphreys, her son, daughter-in-law and their family.
Both families lost their houses when the tornado struck on July 1. When Elisa returned to her property after the tornado passed by, “everything was gone,” she said. “Vanished. All there was was a debris field. Even the fence posts were sucked right out of the ground.” (You can read the full story about the tornado in the link below.)
The community turned out to clean up the property, but now MDS is providing them with a new home where they will live together. To make that possible, a total of $120,000 is needed for materials. You are invited to be part of the rebuilding effort by making a donation to help Elisa and her family return home. You can give at https://mds.org/donate-canada or send a cheque to MDS Canada, 200-600 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, MB, R3P 2J1.
Whether it’s many homes or just one, disasters still have a profound impact on those who experience them. And whether it’s many homes or just one, MDS is glad to respond to help people get home. Thanks for helping bring families home.