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Ross Penner

Help for the uninsured and under-insured

As residents of Fort McMurray returned to the city after last year’s evacuation and registered with the Canadian Red Cross, over 300 households that experienced a total loss identified that they had no insurance. There are many more households who have discovered that they were under-insured. Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS)…

Honda Meg Koa and Michelle Kunimistu

Heartfelt generosity

Honda Kunimistu was having a tough year. The logging job that he had wasn’t going very well and he was struggling to make ends meet for his family. Faye Street, a former employer, described Honda as being a hard worker who learned how to be a faller, buckerman and teamster…

Stephanie Myrick on IMPACT

Champion of Accessibility

Stephanie Myrick spends her days advocating for accessibility. She is the Regional Program Coordinator with Spinal Cord Injury Alberta, one of our member agencies. The clients that she advocates for have mobility challenges and getting around the community of Fort McMurray is not always easy when you’re trying to do…

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