Our hearts go out to all the people impacted by the fires in Fort McMurray. Below is a list that we have put together outlining charities that are making a difference locally in the fire relief effort in Fort McMurray.
At the time of writing this, our membership is at 74 brokers across Canada, and although our goal is to reach 100 members in each region, BC, The Prairies, Eastern Canada, and Atlantic Canada, we feel that the severity of this cause is enough to unite brokers across Canada to give as a consolidated group!
Over the next week, 100Brokers Who Care will be narrowing down this list to 3 potential recipients, and voting on who will receive our donation of $7400. However if there is a charity on the list below that you would like to support independently, please do that!
This list is being provided for your consideration!
With the federal government announcing that they are matching all donations made to the Red Cross for the Fort McMurray Wildfires, this is a very good option! The Redcross has a reputation of doing great work in disaster relief. You can donate $5 by texting REDCROSS to 30333 or donate $10 by texting FIRES to 45678. Be careful: There are some scammers posing as the Red Cross asking for money on social media.
The organization said it will likely be working in Fort McMurray for the next four or five years.
As fires rage in Alberta, The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services is on alert to provide fast, efficient service to first responders and those impacted by the disaster. The Salvation Army’s established and well-rehearsed emergency protocol allows the organization to offer practical support such as food, clothing and shelter, as well as emotional and spiritual care. The Salvation Army is committed to serving both in the response and recovery p
Save The Children
Children are the most vulnerable during emergencies, that’s why Save the Children has deployed staff to Edmonton to help minimize the impact of the disaster. We are continuously assessing the situation based on the most current Fort McMurray fire news and determining where help is most needed. Currently we are providing the necessary supplies for the safety and wellbeing of children, including hygiene kits, pop-up kits, baby baths, and clothes for newborns, in addition to the creation of Child Friendly Spaces. A Child Friendly Space or CFS is a critical component to providing support to children and families in temporary locations following a disaster.
Save on Foods
Join Save-On-Foods in supporting victims of the Fort McMurray fires at your local Save-On-Foods. You can donate cash or points. Displaced residents in need of emergency prescription refills can access their files at any Save-On-Foods/Overwaitea Food Group store. Our thoughts are with the residents of Fort McMurray and with the more than 300 Save-On-Foods team members affected by the wildfire.
United Way Fort McMurray
By donating to United for Fort McMurray you will help thousands of our city’s residents recover from this disaster and return to our families, our friends, and our neighbourhoods. Your generosity will help address important social needs like housing, food assistance, trauma and mental health supports, and much more.
CanadaHelps.org has a great resource list of charities that are setup to help the victims of the Fort McMurray fires. Have a look and find somewhere to give!