Sometimes, the things individuals and families need the most is someone they can talk to about their challenges, successes and their hopes for recovery.
The Canadian Red Cross continues to provide support and recovery assistance to individuals and families who have been directly affected by the wildfires.
If you are experiencing financial hardship while moving back to your new home or generally feeling overwhelmed, the Red Cross may be able to help or connect you with support.
Here’s how we may be able to help:
- Utilities: Advocacy or working with your utility provider if you have concerns
- Financial assistance with housing
- Safety supplies for your job
- Hard hats, steel-toed boots
- Fire-proof coveralls
Do you feel like your finances may be getting out of control? We can connect you with professionals like credit counselors or advocate on your behalf.
The impact of the disaster and evacuation may still be quite intense for some people, and you may experience unexpected feelings. These “aftershocks” are not setbacks, but are natural and normal aspects of healing.
If you feel you could use support, get in touch with us and we will help to set you up with psychological support resources.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, or unsure how to navigate through all the paperwork involved in dealing with the wildfires, we can sit down with you and help come up with a plan. Or we can write a letter, email, fax or phone agencies on your behalf.
If you have a lot on your mind and want to just talk, please call or stop in the office for a coffee and a chat. We would love to see you.
Canadian Red Cross
225 - 2nd Ave NW
Slave Lake, AB T0G 2A0