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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 union branches are accepting donations. (see the Cool to be Canadian account at the ROYAL BANK)
DONATE GOODS - The Salvation Army has asked for clean pillows, blankets and sleeping bags for sandbaggers, plus clean clothing, pillows, blankets and sleeping bags for flood victims. These items may be delivered to the Army's recycling centre at 1707 Church Ave. Winnipeg between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
DO CLERICAL / RECEPTIONIST WORK - The Manitoba Red Cross needs volunteers to help with the registry that will provide information to families of people evacuated due to flooding. Help is also needed answering phones. To pitch in, call 982-7330 or 1-888-662-3211
DO DIKING DUTY - Thousands of people have helped with sandbagging, but thousands more are needed.
Winnipeg floodline at 986-8000 Oakbank, Dugald floodline 444-2241 St.Adolphe, Ste.Agathe floodline 883-2432 or 883-2293 Letellier, St.Jean Baptiste 758-3315 or Dominion City floodlines at 427-2557, 427-2455
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