Monday, 09 April 2018 13:57

Billy Graham Chaplains Helping Grieving Community After Saskatchewan Bus Crash

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Humboldt devastated after 15 die, 14 injured, on their way to hockey game.

Four crisis-trained Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) chaplains are in Humboldt, SK to provide emotional and spiritual support to shocked and heartbroken residents after 15 passengers on a Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus were killed and 14 injured in a catastrophic April 6 collision.  The chaplains are providing Christ’s compassion, care, and love as they minister to people there.

The team’s bus, carrying 29 people, was on its way to Nipawin for a game when it collided with a tractor trailer outside Tisdale. Among the dead are Broncos head coach Darcy Haugan and Tyler Bieber, who worked with Humboldt radio station 107.5 FM.

The tragedy has impacted families in multiple communities - Saskatchewan, Alberta, and Manitoba.

The chaplains, all volunteers from the Calgary region, will stay in Humboldt for as long as needed. Two of the chaplains, both from Okotoks, are available for interviews:

  • Rick Benner – 587-899-2320
  • Holly Lafont – 403-589-2900

This is the first Billy Graham Rapid Response Team (RRT) deployment of 2018.

Donations Needed
To support the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s chaplain efforts, please visit (click on "Donate Now") or call 1-800-293-3717.


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