We’re in need of help!’ Elder pleads for La Ronge fire evacuees – APTN

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We’re in need of help!’ Elder pleads for La Ronge fire evacuees – APTN

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2015323 Views

July 8, 2015

COLD LAKE ALTA –Evacuees fleeing the fires in and around La Ronge, Sask say the Red Cross is struggling to keep up with their most basic needs.

More than 1,000 people, many First Nation peoples have been arriving by bus to the city of Cold Lake over the last two days. At the moment, they’re being housed at the local recreation facility.

Many of the elders say that along with the stress of suddenly leaving their homes, some are experiencing a culture shock.

Cold Lake First Nation is nearby the city. Nation members have been scrambling to provide help and comfort to evacuees, however Elder Nancy Scannie said they’re in desperate need of more assistance.

Read More: http://aptn.ca/news/2015/07/08/need-help-elder-pleads-la-ronge-fire-evacuees/

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