On May 3, 2016 Fort McMurray changed forever. Most of the residents’ lives were permanently changed.
While we, as a community, evacuated and fled to safety some of our own stayed behind to save our city. Our heroes put their lives in harms way, they sacrificed health to ensure our safety and to protect what we proudly call home and because of their heroic efforts we will be forever grateful. Let’s showcase for them a glimpse into what they saved. Let’s show them the beauty that came out of their dedicated efforts to save Fort McMurray after the ravaging of, The Beast.
Along the path of healing, if we change our focus on how we perceive a situation or event, we can become more resilient.
And this is what it is all about.
Let’s change our focus. Let’s show them what they saved, and show them the beauty that remains and the beauty that came from their heroic efforts and in doing so we can help our community to focus on appreciation, hope and healing.
The end product will be a coffee table style book with everyone’s input on what they are grateful for. We will give a book to each first responder from the RMWB and Company sites that was here in the first week of battling the Beast. A very small token of the community’s gratitude and appreciation for their sacrifice. This will be done during the time of the re-entry anniversary date of 1 June 2017.
We love hearing from our community—in fact, we couldn’t create this book without you!
Here’s what you need to know to share your story, photo, video, for the Lens of Gratitude project recognizing our hero’s.
Not sure if your submission fits? No worries! Just make sure you follow the guidelines below, and we’ll take care of the rest.
- Use our online “Submit Your Story” button. You will be prompted to share your story (anywhere from 1 sentence to 150 words), and you can also upload a photo and/or video link. This guides you to include housekeeping information, such as your contact information.
- When submitting a photo, submit a photo at least 1200 x 1800 pixels or about 1 MB. Our form accepts files up to 10 MB.
- Know that submissions are carefully considered but understand that we are unable to provide personal feedback due to our very small staff. They will be focused on helping to shape the content of the book and video.
Rights: By submitting material to us, you grant Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention, and its affiliates, use of the material without time limitation or compensation, including the right to use your name and city/state/province in connection with any such use. We reserve the right to modify, reproduce and distribute your material in any medium (now or hereafter existing) and in any manner or appropriate place, including but not limited to magazines, promotional merchandise, and marketing and other related materials.
By submitting material to us, you represent and warrant that you have full authority to grant the rights set forth above and that your material will not, in whole or in part, infringe the intellectual property rights, rights of privacy or publicity, or any other rights of any third party. You further represent and warrant that you have attained the legal age of majority in your state/province (18 in most states/provinces). If you’re a minor under the law of your state/province, your parent or guardian must submit on your behalf.
Contact: We may contact you via phone, email or mail regarding your submission, but due to our small staff we will not be providing an acknowledgment of receipt of submissions except that which is automatically provided electronically.
Permission: By clicking the submit button, you are agreeing to the terms outline above to create this book and video recognizing our heroes.
We look forward to hearing your stories, seeing your photos, and “visiting” with you through your stories.Thank you for helping us make a difference.
Some Other Solutions Society for Crisis Prevention