Our thoughts go out to friends and families displaced by the devastating wildfire in Fort McMurray, and to the brave men and women fighting forest fires across B.C. and Alberta. With 80,000 residents forced to flee Fort McMurray, Canadians have once again come together to show support for our Albertan family. Here are some ways to help the people impacted by the wildfire.

Online donations:

  • The Red Cross is taking donations by phone. To donate $5, text REDCROSS to 30333. The federal and provincial governments are matching donations made to the Red Cross.
  • The Wood Buffalo Food Bank is accepting donations on their website.

Social media efforts:

  • Facebook group Fort Mac Fire Donations is crowdsourcing donations for items such as toiletries, socks and pillows, as needed.
  • On Twitter, people are offering help through hashtags such as #ymmfire and #ymmhelps

Thank you,