17 February 2021
The recent tragedy on February 9th, 2021 was one our hometown of Buffalo, MN never dreamed we would face. It was a surreal experience to personally get the news within minutes of it happening, and to hear the helicopters overhead as they transported the victims. Our first reaction was to pray…to pray for those Allina care workers at the clinic and their families, the multitude of first responders on scene, and the families of Buffalo, MN. That day is one we will not soon forget.
It was incredible to see how our police & sheriff’s departments, fire department, ambulance & helicopter crews, medical workers, mayor & city staff, and more, all sprang into action to deal with a scenario most had never faced. Our community is so grateful for your bravery & service!
It’s also amazing to watch a community come together, to care for one another, provide support and encouragement to each other, pray for each other, and to help those who were most directly affected by this tragedy.
One great resource that has been created as a central hub to keep our community informed and to let us know how we can help is the Buffalo Strong website. It was created by Dani Palmer along with the help of local volunteers and the collaboration of several local organizations.
From their home page, they state the goal of their website:
“The events of February 9 shook our MN community to its core.
We are all in this together. Whether directly affected, or simply a resident who never thought this could happen here, we will get through this Together.
Buffalo Strong is our community hub where you can find ways to help; donate, volunteer, or join in community solidarity.
We will connect to each other. We will care for each other. And we will continue making Buffalo a place that supports every one of us.
It will take all of us to be #BuffaloStrong.”
To see more and to find out how you can get involved, please visit the website at: https://www.buffalostrong.care
At Buffalo Shop Local, we support Buffalo Strong!