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High River Flood Update July 2013
Thank you to all who have expressed concern and worry over the status of the High River Branch of the Foothills AIM Society. The High River branch did sustain significant and devastating damage from the flood of June 20, 2013. The AIM Society wishes to express it’s condolences to the family and friends of JACQUI BROCKLEBANK, formerly supported by the Society who tragically lost her life during the flood.
As a result of the damage to High River, a total of 88% of the individuals supported by AIM and 75 % of the staff and management in High River were displaced from their homes. Thankfully many of these individuals are returning to their homes, although some will require addition time before their homes are habitable. In addition, the AIM Society building sustained catastrophic damage and they lost all three of their vehicles.
Restoration of the AIM Society location has started. The building has had it’s contents removed. Cleaning and sanitization of the premises has begun. We have been assured that we will be back in our building within six months, although we are hoping for a date earlier in the fall.
Currently the AIM Society programs are being run out of the 187 Air Cadets Hanger at the High River Airport, which is approximately 7 km south of High River. Should you require more information on High River programs, please contact Employment Manager Gerry McCallum at email@example.com or Executive Director Vince Kimura at firstname.lastname@example.org . We thank the 187 Foothills Air Cadets and their leadership for their hospitality and generosity at this trying time.
The individuals supported by AIM are returning to their places of work, although many of these businesses are no longer in need of help. If you feel that you are able to hire an individual supported by the AIM Society, please contact Michelle Lannigan at email@example.com
THE ADVOCACY IN MOTION SOCIETY
The Foothills Advocacy In Motion Society offers supports to adults with develomental disabilities who reside in the municipal districts of Foothills and Wheatland County in the province of Alberta. The AIM Society offers support in the areas of Home Living, Respite, Outreach, Employment Placement and Community Access through branch locations in High River, Okotoks and Strathmore.
Since our inception in 1980, the AIM Society has continued to evolve and mature. We understand and celebrate the fact that people with developmental disabilities have tremendous capabilities and potential. In each person resides an array of talents and gifts. Our role is to find a suitable environment in which these talents can manifest themselves to the benefit of all parties involved. Often all that is required is an opportunity to demonstrate these strengths and abilities.
The AIM Society has forged many long lasting relationships with businesses in the communities of High River, Okotoks and Strathmore. Partnerships have developed with many individuals and companies, all whom we consider “Friends of AIM”. Opportunities have arisen from these relationships that have added to the lives of many people supported by the AIM Society.