Flames Foundation launching COVID-19 community relief program

Mar 22 2020, 10:02 am

The Flames Foundation announced it will be launching a COVID-19 community support program.

This program will see $1.15 million distributed to Calgary organizations in support of critical community needs.

Financial aid will be provided to several organizations early next week, including the United Way COVID-19 Community Response Fund in partnership with the City of Calgary (including, Calgary Emergency Management Agency).

Other organizations receiving relief funding include the following:

  • Calgary Drop-In Centre
  • The Mustard Seed
  • Inn from the Cold
  • CUPS Calgary Society
  • The Alex
  • Mobilizing Food and Food Security
  • Calgary Food Bank
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids
  • Mental Health Support
  • Kids Help Phone
  • Calgary Counselling Centre
  • Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region
  • Distress Centre Calgary
  • Family Support Services
  • YW Calgary
  • Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter

“During this unprecedented time in our community and under extraordinary circumstances, it is the important work being done through these charities, health care professionals and critical service groups that make all the difference,” said Jeff McCaig, Chairman of the Calgary Flames Foundation. “We thank these individuals that are working on the front line and keeping us safe.

“It is because of the community support the Calgary Flames Foundation receives that we are in a position to assist today. As our global community navigates through uncharted territory, please stay healthy and safe while taking precautions to ensure we are keeping others safe. We will continue to make all efforts to support our community.”