Shawn’s Story

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I remember driving home in my pickup truck concerned that I had about 1/4 tank of gas – all of the gas stations along Sheppard Avenue in Toronto were closed.

I got home – I lived in a distant rural hamlet where we had wells that were powered by electricity. So, there wasn’t any water.

We had enough in the fridge for the night but by morning the freezer was thawed and we were BBQing everything we could to use up our food supplies without any waste.

By day 2 we were struggling – I remember offering a water truck guy $100 for a jug of water but, he wouldn’t take it.

Friends in the city had water but the power situation wasn’t any better.

So, we took all the food we had and gathered with other people and just made it work – friends, neighbors and strangers alike.



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