The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation, through the Calgary Flames Foundation, has donated $100,000 to the Canadian Red Cross relief efforts in Fort McMurray.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) May 4, 2016
The Canadian Red Cross will facilitate care for those affected and will provide shelter, food, accommodation, and comfort, in addition to ongoing recovery efforts.
“Like all Albertans, we are very moved by the devastation caused by the fires in Fort McMurray and are joining so many Albertans and Canadians in supporting relief efforts,” said Ken King, President and CEO, Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation.
The Flames are also encouraging everyone to text REDCROSS to 30333 to make a $5 donation.
This is not the first time that the Calgary Flames Foundation has provided financial support to relief efforts after natural disasters. The Calgary Flames Foundation provided support to the Canadian Red Cross after natural disasters in the Nepal, Philippines, Haiti, Japan, and after the Southern Alberta floods in June 2013.