At Strada our thoughts and prayers are with all the folks that have been displaced in one fashion or another by the devastating fires that have engulfed Fort McMurray.
We hope that as a Canadian you have by now made a donation to the Red Cross to assist all these folks at a time when they surely need a helping hand from everybody.
Obvious that if you are in other parts of Canada Fort Mac is far removed from the horizon. If you have ever had an opportunity to travel in the northern areas of western Canada, its stunning scenery while reinforcing that Canada is a great country.
If you have travelled in Canada for the past few years, although Fort Mac is far removed, you surely noticed how many folks from across Canada have gone to Fort Mac to work. In its own way its still an economic engine that ensures a livelihood to a bunch of folks across Canada.
If you are in an urban area, you should know that a pick up is the vehicle of choice in northern Canada, its that simple.
Having to leave your home on a moments notice is an excruciating experience, displacing your family especially with small children must be emotionally draining.
Staying in a temporary shelter, not knowing if there is a home to return to, or when you can return, plays out on a wide spectrum of human emotions.
Its moving to see the local folks all pitch in to help each other in any way they can, the rest of us as Canadians also need to pitch in and give these folks a hand.
Simple...its the right thing to do.