Why We Exist
During the 2013 Alberta Floods, Bridges of Love matched donations with flood victims through a website. Instead of stock-piling a multitude of donations, we had donors go on our website describing their donation. Bridges of Love then matched the donation with a flood victim who expressed their need on-line. Churches, who were part of our database, were contacted to make the delivery. Worked like a charm with hundreds of items going to people who had lost so much.
“I am still so very thankful for this lovely automobile. It is everything I wanted in a vehicle. It is amazing and all I had prayed for. Thank you once again for the time you have spend working with me and all others you have helped. God bless you and your team. I am most thankful.”
“During the Alberta flood of June 2013 we were privileged to make the acquaintance of Marg and Tom Pollon of Bridges of Love. Our church (Church of God in Christ, Mennonite) was looking for accommodations for volunteers to help with the flood restoration and cleanup in the Calgary area. The volunteers were travelling from BC, AB, SK and MB. After many attempts to locate a facility in Calgary we decided to contact Samaritan’s Purse. We were excited to hear they knew of a ministry called Bridges of Love that they thought could help us. We contacted Marg and she immediately went to work on finding us what we needed. She made many phone calls to find us a church (building) where the volunteers could sleep and be served meals and also arranged for cots to be brought in. The second morning Marg and Tom graciously brought us breakfast for 15 – 20 people. This was not a request from us but rather kind and caring folks giving from their personal resources. From then on they also arranged for numerous meals to be served to the volunteers. After a few days that group of volunteers went home but within a short time we had another group looking for accommodations again. Marg again went to work and located another church for us which filled our needs. We were blessed to be able to work with such compassionate and caring people and know God will bless them as they minister through Bridges of Love!”
Ray & Verda Klassen (Christian Disaster Services)