US VFD Member needs assistance in Calgary!
One of our county's volunteer FFs needs a place to stay while she's "stuck" in Canada with paperwork issues. Was wondering if any FH members can help her out or know someone who can? As you can imagine, it's not cheap when you have to unexpectedly stay longer on vacation. Please PM me if you have any ideas and I'll get the info to her. MANY THANKS!!! Here's the email I received from her Asst Chief...
Fairfax County Volunteers,
This is an unusual request. One of my members went on vacation to
Calgary, Canada with some dear German friends under the belief from The
Dept of Homeland Security that all her visa requirements were in order.
Susanne's friends had to return to Germany on the 8th and she is now
stuck in a hotel in Calgary not knowing if this will take days, weeks or
months to resolve. If anyone has friends or relatives in Calgary that
can assist we at Co. 5 will be eternally grateful. Susanne is our
Secretary and we need her back! Thank you very much.
VACF, FVFD Co.5
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 3:33 AM
To: FS05 e-mail
Subject: [co05] Anyone out there with Calgary connections?
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I spoke with Susanne yesterday and she remains in
bureaucratic limbo in Calgary. The consulate has not
given Susanne any idea how long this will last.
Currently, she's staying in a hotel while her
paperwork is processed. Does anyone have friends or
relatives with whom she could stay? Susanne is pretty
small and won't take up much room! Let me know. . Thanks for your help.
Woo Hoo! I guess this means I have to be nice to Canadians from now on!
Thanks Tek & Dave...your feelers feel good! ;) I appreciate your willingness to help out. Thanks, also to FFgurl who also PM'd me. Dave you should have an email. FFgurl...I shoot me an email & I'll also forward you Susanne's info.
THANK YOU! Next time up up your way (or you're down in DC area), ya'll definitely have a drink coming at ya and a place to stay!