The Town of Strathmore has earmarked $2,500 to help neighbouring communities recover from damage due to powerful storms this week.

The funds kick off a community campaign to help Medicine Hat and Cypress County as they clean up from the violent thunderstorm on July 18.

“Summer storms like this one are powerful,” said Mayor Pat Fule. “Houses, businesses, parks, and infrastructure have been damaged and people will need help to recover from this. I know that Strathmore will step up to help.”

Residents and businesses are encouraged to drop off monetary donations at the Strathmore Municipal Building until August 2 as well. All funds will be donated to the City of Medicine Hat to coordinate with other affected areas.

“The cost of damages due to storms like this add up quickly but coming together as a community helps to ensure everyone gets back on their feet.”

Updates on the campaign will be posted on social media over the next two weeks, and a final total will be shared with the community on August 3

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