CHF BC calls on members to help Alberta housing co-ops hit by floods

  chfbc      4 July 2013

Two Alberta co-ops — Sunnyhill in Calgary and Hi-wood Meadows in High River — have faced severe damage from the recent flooding.  According to Southern Alberta Co-operative Housing Association (SACHA)’s executive director, Brenda Davies, more than two-thirds of Sunnyhill Housing Co-op’s 66 homes were damaged. And Hi-Wood Meadows Housing Co-op remains completely evacuated, with extensive flooding to many of its 62 units. Although both co-ops have commercial flood insurance, this won’t cover high insurance deductibles nor individual members’ household contents and other costs including displacement expenses and temporary storage.CHF BC remembers the amazing support we received from Alberta housing co-ops years ago during the fight to save leaky co-ops.  We said that we would never forget, and we won’t.  CHF BC is donating $2,000 to the Calgary flood relief effort. We would like to challenge our member co-ops to increase that amount by donating $1 to the fund for every co-op unit. Let’s show our friends in Calgary what co-operation among co-operatives is all about! You can make your donation directly by following the instructions below or send it to CHF BC and we’ll pass it along.SACHA has set up a trust account:”SACHA Flood Relief Fund”  62419 899 410012311025 at First Calgary Financial Credit Union, Signal Hill Branch (375), 5735 Signal Hill Centre SW, Calgary, AB  T2H 3P8.   You can support these co-ops with donations using any of these methods (make sure to include the account information and branch name):All credit unions in Canada will accept cheques payable to SACHA’s Flood Relief Fund and courier them to First Calgary Financial for deposit at no costWire money from any financial institution to First Calgary Financial Credit Union, Signal Hill Branch (375)Mail cheques directly to SACHA’s office to be deposited,payable to “SACHA Flood Relief Fund.” Send to: SACHA, 110, 2526 Battleford Avenue SW, Calgary, AB  T2E 7J4These donations are not tax deductible and a receipt will not be issued.  However SACHA will acknowledge contributors on its website and Facebook page. Thank you for showing your support.