In a time of horrific devastation, one lady had a vision. Through word of mouth and social media, 33 artist came together under one roof. Each donating their work. The public began bidding for paintings, pottery, woodwork, books, note cards, gift baskets, certificates and more. The time frame was 25 days. The goal? To raise as much money as possible via internet and in store visits. The cause? The people of Fort McMurray. On the last day, Artisans came out in support. Bidding continued right down to the wire. $3145.00 was raised. Smiles filled the room. Thank you everyone.
This is only one of the many fundraisers in support of the people of Fort McMurray. This silent auction was organized by Delree Dumont of Delree’s Native Art Gallery in Didsbury, AB. Thank you Delree, for spearheading this project.
Later this week, the citizens of Fort McMurray will start going home for the first time in a month. Some have no idea what they will find, others already know. We can only hope that the funds raised through this silent auction will in some way help to put a smile on their faces.
It has been an honour to be involved in this event with this group of talented people. Every day, we are hearing and reading the words Alberta Strong and Alberta Proud.
That we are, people. That we are.