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The crisis has passed, but is a reminder of how Canadians pull together when things get tough.
"Excerpt from the WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, Wednesday, April 23rd 1997
How, where you can help
INTERESTED IN helping your neighbours before the flood hits Winnipeg?Here are some things you can do: (SEE NOTICE AT TOP OF PAGE)
GIVE MONEY - CIBC, ROYAL BANK OF CANADA and numerous credit unionbranches are accepting donations. (see the Cool to be Canadian account at the ROYALBANK)
DONATE GOODS - The Salvation Army has asked for clean pillows, blankets andsleeping bags for sandbaggers, plus clean clothing, pillows, blankets and sleepingbags for flood victims. These items may be delivered to the Army's recycling centre at1707 Church Ave. Winnipeg between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
DO CLERICAL / RECEPTIONIST WORK - The Manitoba Red Cross needsvolunteers to help with the registry that will provide information to families of peopleevacuated due to flooding. Help is also needed answering phones. To pitch in, call982-7330 or 1-888-662-3211
DO DIKING DUTY - Thousands of people have helped with sandbagging, butthousands more are needed.
Winnipeg floodline at 986-8000Oakbank, Dugald floodline 444-2241St.Adolphe, Ste.Agathe floodline 883-2432 or 883-2293Letellier, St.Jean Baptiste 758-3315or Dominion City floodlines at 427-2557, 427-2455
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