Samaritan's Purse

Jeff Adams surveys goods collected at Samaritan's Purse in Calgary for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. (CBC)

Some charitable groups in Calgary say people continued to donate to both local and international causes in 2013 despite giving large amounts for flood relief.

There were some concerns raised by charities in December that the June floods were behind a downturn in volunteers and donations.

Despite high-profile fund raising appeals for flood relief in Alberta and for typhoon relief in the Philippines, Samaritan's Purse says it expects to meet or exceed the number of donations of Christmas shoe boxes it received in 2012.

Jeff Adams, a spokesman for Samaritan's Purse, says donors have been generous at a difficult time.

"I can't say we went into the Christmas season with a lot of anxiety, we just went in and said we hope that they will do what they have done for us in the past so we're grateful for the support we've seen."

​Meals on Wheels in Calgary is also reporting that it raised $870,000 in 2013, which is 20 per cent more than its target.

The CBC Calgary Suncor Energy fundraising drive for the Calgary Food Bank also exceeded expectations, raising more than $1.3 million in December.