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June 25, 2013 | 1:11 PM

We recevied a press release from Winesecrets stating that through its Canadian subsidiary, it is assisting victims of the Alberta Floods. The mobile wine filtration company is supplying materials and manpower to the Alberta flood recovery effort. They also announced that a portion of all sales for the remainder of the 2013 summer season will be donated the Alberta Floods Fund through the Canadian Red Cross.

“Our thoughts are with all those affected by these devastating floods in Alberta,” Winesecrets’ President Eric T. Dahlberg said in a statement.

On June 19, torrential rains began falling in southern Alberta, overwhelming ground already saturated from storms the previous week. Rain continued on June 20th, flooding the outlying Calgary communities of High River and Canmore. Evacuations in Calgary shift into high gear as the Bow and Elbow rivers continue to rise. About 75,000 are forced to flee the rising rivers. The Department of National Defence deploys soldiers to the flood zone to help out. Officials say at least three people have died in southern Alberta as a result of the flooding. Recover from the June floods could take 10 years and cost in excess of $10 billion.

To assist those in need with the recovery effort, contact the Canadian Red Cross or donate on-line at http://www.redcross.ca/donate/donate-online/donate-to-the-alberta-floods.
 

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