Watching wildfires tear through the community of Fort McMurray in Alberta over the past few days has been heart-wrenching.
And with so many residents forced to abandon their homes and businesses – many of which have been destroyed – Vancouverites want to help.
Below are a few ways you can help Fort McMurray.
Text REDCROSS to 30333 to donate $5 to the Canadian Red Cross or make a donation of any size
online. The federal government will match donations made to the Red Cross.
BC Liquor stores are also accepting donations in support of Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Fort McMurray, in multiples of $2 and $5.
All Safeway’s locations are accepting donations in support of Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Fort McMurray – and will match the amount raised up to $100,000.
Gringo’s Taco Bar and Dixie’s BBQ are donating $1 for every drink purchase between now and Sunday, May 8, to the Canadian Red Cross to help disaster relief in Fort McMurray.
The grocery store chain is accepting donations – in cash or points – to help support Red Cross relief efforts in For McMurray. (They’re also offering displaced residents in need of emergency prescription refills access to their files at any store.)
The chain of convenience stores is converting its National Coin Box campaign – those canisters you usually see on the counter – to collect for the Red Cross Alberta Fires Fund.
This national chain of hypermarkets is accepting cash donations of any size in store to help Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Fort McMurray. (The company has already committed $300,000 in cash, food, water, and essential health supplies.)
Head to a charity BBQ
What: M&M Food Market in Richmond will be hosting a charity BBQ this Saturday in support of the Fort McMurray relief fund. Swing by and enjoy a hamburger or hot dog by donation. 100% of funds raised will go to the Canadian Red Cross.
Where: M&M Food Market (formerly M&M Meat Shop) – 7020 Francis Rd, Richmond
When: Saturday, May 7, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join a Facebook community
Two Facebook communities, the
BC Lets Help Fort McMurray group and the Fort McMurray Evacuee Open Source Help page, are providing a place for all to offer support, lodging, and whatever else you can to help Fort McMurray evacuees.
Canadian Red Cross appeal for Fort McMurray wildfire relief (Red Cross)
Things to know for affected residents
Call Red Cross at 1-888-350-6070 to register your location
Airbnb is waiving all service fees for those affected by the disaster and checking in between May 03, 2016 and May 21, 2016. TELUS is extending free calling and texting service in the area throug
17 and calls from TELUS payphones to anywhere in Canada. h May Facebook has
activated its safety-check feature for the Fort McMurray fire A boil water advisory is in effect for camps within the region and for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
Retain all expense receipts for possible reimbursement from your insurer
Downloading the Alberta Emergency Alert and Alberta Wildfire apps will keep you up to date with the latest developments
An Air Quality Advisory has been issued for the Fort McMurray area
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