Fort McMurray Fire

Looking for ways to help the 90,000 Canadians displaced by the Fort McMurray fire? These links may help navigate the exceptionally well-orchestrated emergency response that is unfolding in Alberta.

Visit the Calgary Herald (for a comprehensive list of organizations that do, or will have, boots on the ground to assist)

YYMHelp is a fabulous resource for connecting unconventional givers to specific and unique needs. This encrypted hub will connect people to practical, financial, banking, mental health, animal, childcare, transportation, and spiritual support. If you can help meet a need, register there so that folks in the know can link you to the need that best matches your offering!

You can also

  • Text the word REDCROSS to 30333 and a $5 donation will be added to your wireless bill
  • Text the word REDCROSS to 45678 and a $10 donation will be added to your wireless bill

Considering long-term help for Fort McMurray residents

Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force Society is working hard to establish rescue efforts in Fort Mac for abandoned animals. Donations are being accepted for this specific effort, so that when agencies are released to go to the site they will be action ready!

The federal government has already committed to donation matching as well, so your gifts, even in the coming months, will help with the long-term efforts in addressing the myriad issues resulting from this event.

Donate a Car Canada is working on behalf of over 700 Canadian charities, and many of those have services that will directly apply to the displaced of this small Northern Alberta community. If you have a car or truck that we can process via recycling or reselling in order to raise funds for this much needed effort we are at the ready to assist where we can.

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