The devastating fires in Fort McMurray, AB, have had a tragic affect on families and communities. Thousands have been displaced without know if they have a home to go back to. The video and images coming out of the area are heart wrenching. Many of us in Atlantic Canada would know family & friends that have gone out west for work. This tragedy hits close to home for many.
If you’re looking for a way to help here are a few options:
- Canadian Baptists of Western Canada (CBWC) are responding through NorthLife Fellowship Baptist Church & the Salvation Army in Fort McMurray. You can give directly to the CBWC here: https://cbwcdonations.sunergo.net/qry/sd_donate.taf?dsfd=333
- Canadian Baptist Ministries is also accepting donations for the CBWC: https://secure2.convio.net/cbmin/site/Donation2?2480.donation=form1&df_id=2480
- The Canadian Red Cross is also accepting donations which are being matched by the Canadian government: https://donate.redcross.ca/ea-action/action?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=NO-DM&ea.client.id=1951&ea.campaign.id=50639
Here is a post that appeared on the CBWC website today:
The CBWC is working with Canadian Baptist Ministries to provide immediate emergency relief and assistance on the ground in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Together, we are working with the Salvation Army, the local Fellowship Baptist Church in Fort McMurray, and others supporting evacuees.
The unpredictability of the wildfires that began this past Tuesday have led the province of Alberta to call a state of emergency, and all of its 80,000 residents have been forced to flee with the fires having burned through about 85,000 hectares of land already. Mass convoys and airlifts are now getting thousands of evacuees to safety further south.
We continue to pray for the safety of all those impacted by the fire, who have lost their lands, homes and communities, as well as for all the emergency personnel on the ground, including the fire crews, military, RCMP officers, EMS workers, and all those who are working tirelessly to control the fires and keep residents safe.
Make a donation to the Fort McMurray relief effort in Alberta today. Your donations will automatically be designated to help people in need during this crisis. We thank you for your crucial support in caring for those in need in times of emergency.