Friday, 26 July 2013
Kudos to those of you who have supported your fellow jewellers, Wayne and Joanne Austen of High River; in the aftermath of Alberta’s catastrophic flooding. Donations have been trickling in, and the amount continues to grow. Their showcases were literally obliterated and washed away. The restoration workers have stripped the building right to the outer walls. Think of an amount in dollars that it takes to build and furnish a medium sized jewellery store including showcases, flooring, lighting, furniture, computers, etc. While their home was covered by a flooding rider, jeweller’s block insurance does not cover such an event and government disaster relief is offering up to $15,000 in aid (should their application be accepted.) If you have yet to offer-up your contribution, please do so before July 31st. I’ve sent mine, and it’s heartwarming to see the sacrifices being made for a fellow jeweller in need.
***If you feel moved to contribute to their rebuilding, please send a cheque to one of three venues marked “AUSTEN’S”. Please make the cheque payable to the association, so that they can amalgamate the funds and then make a presentation on behalf of all of the caring jewellers who participated
8 Centre Street N
G7, 5550 - 45 St.
Red Deer AB