Local aims to send used clothing to help those hit
NEW GLASGOW It all started about a week ago when Tiffany Fraser of New Glasgow was watching the news o Pandora Bracelet n TV. Most of the evening’s coverage was on the devastating floods in Calgary, a place where she used to visit and work in the summers.
“I called my friends and my sister’s sister in law who lives in Calgary and thankfully they were OK,” said Fraser. “Some people I know were evacuated but they’re OK.”
“I remembered the Coats for Kids fundraiser that happened here in New Glasgow and thought something like that would be good for the people in Calgary,” said Fraser. After posting the idea on her Facebook and receiving positive feedback, she d Pandora Bracelet ecided to start gathering up used clothing.
“Organizations such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army are doing great work focusing on food and funds,” said Fraser. “They’re too busy with that to worry about gettin Pandora Bracelet g these used clothes out to people in affected areas.”
Since starting the campaign, people have given her so many bags of used clothing that she’s had to stop collecting for the moment. “My house is full of clothes,” she said.
The trouble is Fraser is having trouble finding a way to get them to Calgary. “Air Canada said they already made a donation, so that’s that.”
One of her friends in Calgary and a former resident of Pictou Landing First Nations, Shaelene Thomas, has helped to put Pandora Bracelet it on the radio in the flooded city. “She said it was a great idea and said that some people haven’t been able to get back to their houses and are wearing the clothes they left in.”