Calgary Businesses Step Up To Help Calgarians
Calgary seems to be going through some kind of crisis phase. The flooding, hail damage, wind damage, Ezra Levant, Snowtember, and now a massive underground electrical fire. Because of this ongoing disaster saga, some amazing local Calgary businesses have been stepping up in record numbers to help out displaced and distraught Calgarians. That’s really cool to see.
Since we aren’t a business and can’t exactly help anyone with food and supplies or shelter, we wanted to toss together a list of those that are trying to make the world a better place.
— Meghan Grant (@CBCMeg) October 12, 2014
Emergencies in Calgary have shown one thing time and time again, the community spirit and appreciation for fellow human beings is strong. When the times are tough, Calgarians are there for you
List of Calgary Businesses
Most Noteworthy! Here are some of the local businesses that are doing what they can to help people. In addition to their websites, we’ve included their Twitter accounts.
Koodo mobile really stepped up and took care of the data usage/charges on our mobile accounts. A huge thank you to them, this whole crisis has been very trying and this helps so much. @Koodo
- SOSchargingsolutions (@TakeChargeSOS) – Charging cell phones, laptops, tablets for free at the Metawa Armory.
- The Salvation Army (@Salvationarmy) – Providing volunteers to help feed and support displaced residents.
- Shaw (@Shawhelp) – Setting up free WiFi and charging stations downtown for anyone to use.
- Calgary Hotel Association (@YYC_Hotel_Assoc) – Working with the City of Calgary and member hotels to provide rooms and reduced rates to displaced Calgarians.
- The Commons Calgary (@TheCommonsYYC) – Providing space for companies to work out of during the outage.
- L & C Style (@LCstyleprod)- Providing free WiFi, coffee, and power for charging devices.
- Kerby Centre (@KerbyCentre) – Providing refrigeration for food, charging stations, and assistance with general information.
- Talisman Centre (@TalismanCentre) – Providing free showers.
- London Drugs (@LD_MountRoyal) – Providing charging stations.
- YMCA Eau Claire (@YMCA_Calgary) – Providing free showers.
- Kensington Fitness (@Kensington_Fit) – Providing free showers.
- McDougall Centre – Provided coffee & pastries.
- Signal Hill Starbucks (@StarbucksCanada) – Provided free coffee & tea.
- Avec Bistro (@avecbistro) – Offered to make free sandwiches for people displaced.
- Drop In Centre (@calgarydropin) – Offered free Thanksgiving dinner to those displaced.
- ATB Financial (@atbfinancial) – Brought free coffee & donuts to street level for people displaced & emergency workers.
- 90.3 AMP Radio (@ampcalgary) – Free snacks, couches, charging stations at their station.
- XL 103 Radio (@XL103Calgary) – Free snacks, couches, charging stations at their station.
- Kensington Commons Church (@commonschurch) – Provided food and charging stations.
- Matt Dalton Hauling (@mattshauling): Offered hauling or truck services to those displaced.
- Canada Task Force 2 (@CANTF2) – Providing generators to power the affected streelights at intersections without power.
- Cafe Blanca (@CafeBlanca) – Offering space and free WiFi to displaced companies.
Obviously there are many more offers of help, this is just 2 days worth of the hashtag #yycthanks on Twitter, which contained hundreds of individuals who offered accommodations, food, storage, pet sitting, and vehicles for transporting. Also a shoutout to Ducktoes for computer repairs, if you need them.
In conclusion of this kind of awesomeness, we are so very proud to call this city our home, and all the amazing citizens contained within.
People Not Helpful Whatsoever, Who, In Fact, Made The Situation Worse:
- Larry Heather (@CalgarySenate) (repeatedly)