Wondering how you can make a difference for the families of Fort McMurray? Join us in our efforts to raise funds for this community! Donate your beverage containers at any of our Regional Recycling locations. The Federal government will match our totals dollar for dollar, so every dollar you raise by donating your empties will count double!
Help Fort McMurray
Fort McMurray is being devastated by raging wildfires that are wiping out entire neighbourhoods and leaving up to 88,000 people displaced. The Alberta government has declared a state of emergency. In a company-wide outreach, Regional Recycling’s management and employees are donating to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal.
We are also using our in-depot donation bins to collect beverage containers, and all refunds from the donated beverage containers will also go to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal.
Please join us by dropping by any of our Regional Recycling depots and donating your beverage containers.
Other ways to Help Fort McMurray
Here are some other ways to donate:
The Canadian Red Cross has set up a place to make contributions at Alberta Fires Emergency Appeal. Or, Donate by text:
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
According to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the federal government will be joining Alberta in matching individual donations made for Fort McMurray disaster relief. So far, the Canadian Red Cross has already received $11 million in donations, according to CBC News. Here’s more information about what the Red Cross is doing to help.
If you’re in the surrounding area and want to offer up your home for displaced Fort McMurray residents, Airbnb is coordinating free accommodation and waiving all service fees associated with short-term rentals.
Edmonton Emergency Relief Services (ERS) are collecting diapers, baby wipes, toiletries, and other necessities. Donations are to be made at the ERS offices, downtown Edmonton. They will allocate the donations where they’re needed most.
Check out this article from VanCity Buzz on other ways to donate.
Our hearts and prayers go out to all of those affected by the massive Alberta wildfires, and we hope that in some small way we can join together to make a difference for this community!