Sometimes, you need a reminder that there are still good people in the world, and Colorado Avalanche defenseman Sam Girard (and his family) have given people that this week.
The wildfires in Quebec have forced over 13,000 people to evacuate their homes. Many of those families have been welcomed with open arms in the city of Roberval.
One of the people opening up their home to evacuees is Girard.
According to CTVNews, a young family of three was placed with Sam’s dad, Tony Girard. When Tony heard that his town would be receiving evacuees, he called up Sam, who owns a home in Roberval. The family, which consists of a 14 month old baby, are now staying in Sam’s home.
It sounds like they’re not alone either, as another family has moved in as well.
#Avalanche defenseman and Roberval native Sam Girard has opened up his home to forrest fire victims who were evacuated from elsewhere in #Quebec. Currently he has 2 families and a 14month baby using his bedroom! How awesome! Sense of community comes through in desperate times.
— Rod Francis (@InRodWeTrustMTL) June 9, 2023
Great work by Sam, and the entire community as a whole. Everyone in Colorado has seen first-hand just how devastating fires can be to communities, as it hit the Denver area really hard late in December of 2021. It’s all too common in the Colorado area, unfortunately. These are the types of stories that give you a renewed faith in humanity as a whole.
There are a lot of things in the world a heck of a lot more important than hockey, and Girard and his family are doing what they can to help out.