My city, Calgary, is currently quite a mess due to flooding. It's been over a week since the whole thing started and it still feels surreal. Our home wasn't affected, but we know many people whose homes were. It's heartbreaking to see all the damage, but it's been inspiring to see people come together to help each other. It makes me feel proud and happy to live in this city.
My day job is in a shop in Inglewood, one of the neighbourhoods that was affected by the flood. We had many volunteers show up to help with the dirty work of hauling ruined items out of the basement. Strangers arrived unexpectedly with trailers to haul it away for free. People brought sandwiches and baked goods to feed everyone. It was unexpected and amazing and continues to happen all over the city. I made the sign at the top of this post for the shop, to acknowledge of all the help, kindness and generosity we've received.