Calgary

Morley coat drive to help flood-affected residents find warm clothing

Charity groups are collecting warm winter clothes for people in Morley, a reserve west of Calgary, where many families are still coping with the effects of last year’s flood.

Rotary Clubs and Project Warmth organizing warm winter wear drive for community west of Calgary

Many people in Morley west of Calgary are still living in temporary housing after their homes were damaged by flooding last year. (CBC)

Charity groups in Calgary are collecting warm winter clothes for people in Morley where many families are still coping with the effects of last year’s flood.

There are at least 50 families in need in the community on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation west of the city, said Rotary Clubs of Calgary spokesperson Chris Harper.

"We are hoping to start delivering the coats, mitts and hats this week, because the need is very urgent,” he said.

The Rotary clubs are teaming up with Project Warmth, which collects winter clothing year round.

Morley resident Heather Cressman said many children in the community don’t have adequate winter wear. 

"Some of these kids that get on the bus, get on the bus with just a hoodie,” she said.

Donations can be dropped off at Toyota and Volvo dealerships in Calgary as well as fire halls throughout the city for the next few weeks.

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