Flood charity needs help emptying warehouse full of donations
CALGARY- An organization that rushed to help hundreds of Calgarians when the June floods hit now needs help itself.
Mission Possible was founded shortly after the flood waters hit last year, organizing fundraisers, volunteers, and helping displaced residents.
Donations have continued to pour in ever since, but the founders have just learned that the warehouse they’ve been keeping everything in is being sold. That means they need to vacate the premises in just 30 days.
“We are not going to dump the furniture or anything like that, so we do need an exit strategy,” says Farrah Khoja.
The northeast warehouse is full of brand new bedroom suites, including beds, closets and desks, which were donated by Suncor last October.
Organizers are now trying to give all the items to flood victims around southern Alberta.
“If we can’t give it to a flood victim, we are going to try our best to give it to people in Calgary in need, as we are running out of time,” explains Faisal Alimohd. “We really, really want the people that are impacted by the flood to get it.”
Non-profit agencies have already taken some of the furniture, but Mission Possible is now asking for volunteers to come forward to help distribute the rest of it.
The warehouse in the Bob Edwards Building will be open all next weekend.
Bob Edwards Building
2015 Centre Ave NE