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  • Posted by Andrew VanderPloeg

    It’s been an impactful 7 days.

    From a work perspective, there’s been lots on the go here for numerous clients, not the least of which was the announcement of the London Lightning, the city’s new professional basketball team.

    But in and amongst that busyness, we were reminded to put our work in context of a bigger world and a bigger reality.

    Monday morning, we woke to the news that Jack Layton, head of the official opposition party in the Canadian government had lost his battle with cancer at the age of 61. A charismatic leader and passionate Canadian, Jack’s passing saddened all of us and reminded us of the brevity of life.

    The night before, the town of Goderich, Ontario, which is a short drive north of London, was hit by a tornado and sections of that historic and beautiful town on Lake Huron’s shore were decimated, leaving one dead and many homeless. Shortly after, the government of Ontario issued a state of emergency there.

    So this week, in light of this weeks events and instead of signing off with our typical fare of a humorous video, we wanted to do what we could to spread the word on how people can help out in Goderich.

    Through our friends at The Meeting House, we became aware that Samaritan’s Purse has established a relief effort in Goderich and so today, we want to encourage you check out the relief effort page on their site and consider how you can support their efforts.

    For other updates on the status of things in Goderich, check out the town's website at: www.goderich.ca.