Having read in Kamloops This Week about the wonderful community service awards presented by the city, I feel it necessary to also applaud the many special groups for their astounding work this past firestorm summer.
While we continue to give heartfelt thanks to our medical teams, firefighters and frontline workers for their efforts this past summer, we must also thank the volunteers, who are busy again helping flood victims due to the unprecedented rainstorm and associated damage on Nov. 14 and Nov. 15.
Volunteers with Kamloops Emergency Support Service (ESS) worked thousands of hours between June 29 and Oct. 5, supporting wildfire evacuees.
Along with Kamloops ESS, volunteers from St. John Ambulance and its therapy dog program, Disaster Psychosocial Services, the SPCA and Canadian Disaster Animal Response Team helped at the reception centre.
We ordinary citizens owe all of those people massive gratitude.