March 21, 2010

Wide spread Condo Fire in SW Calgary leaves 400 Residents Homeless — Let’s Help!

I was devastated to learn of the huge fire in a Millrise condominium complex in SW Calgary on Thursday afternoon (March 18th). This is just a few neighborhoods away from where I live. The building has been deemed uninhabitable, and approximately 400 residents are now homeless (some reports say 300).

If there is any silver lining in such devastation, it is that most residents were not home at the time and there was no loss of life (including pets!). Small mercies . . .

But I still cannot imagine returning home at the end of my day to see my home billowing in clouds of black smoke. Home  . . . your safe haven from the world . . . now gone.

Homelessness is close to our hearts at GreenApple. I have fortunately never experienced it myself, but realize I have often taken having a home for granted.

I spend my days in other people’s homes. I talk about what says “home” to a buyer — who are people like you and me. And I help home owners transform their house into their vision of home. I live and breathe all the things that home means to people. I cannot imagine what it is like to not have a home.

GreenApple has committed a cash donation, as well as some household goods to the residents who have been affected by this terrible fire. Please join us in doing what we can — bit by bit together — to help these people in our Calgary community in a very tangible way.

Refer to this City of Calgary website for information on which organizations are handling the coordination of the Millrise donation efforts.

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Did you know that when you use GreenApple’s Home Staging or Photography services, you are helping to support the homeless right here in Calgary? We give a portion of every project to local organizations that serve these deserving people in a dignified way.

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