I would like to thank Alan Clark of Clarks Gravel Products of Williams Lake for coming to my rescue after the heavy thunderstorm of Saturday, June 22.
I am a slightly handicapped senior who uses a walker to get around, and on the day of the storm, my property was literally deluged with water rushing down two streets to meet at my driveway.
The two drains on the street were unable to handle the volume of water, which first pooled in my driveway, which then spilled around both sides of my house and ran down to the lower garden, destroying the path on its way.
I expected my basement would be flooded but luckily there was minimal damage there.
Early Monday morning I spoke to Alan Clark and asked him for a quote for half a dump truck of gravel.
As I knew nothing about types of gravel, he asked if he could come over and take a look at the damage.
He arrived within a half an hour, examined the area and advised me as to what would be best.
We agreed, and I asked him what the cost would be so I could prepare a cheque.
His answer was that he had experienced a good business year and that he intended to give me the gravel for free.
Mr. Clark’s incredible generosity to a complete stranger was very much appreciated, especially after such a traumatic experience.
Williams Lake should be very proud to have such a wonderful man living and running a business in our town.
Mr. Clark is an asset to our community and I will remember his kindness forever.
Thank you Alan.