Our condolences go out to the victims of the Fort McMurray wildfire. We continue to pray for the victims, firefighters, first responders and the many volunteers who are making a difference during this disaster.
Below are some ways to help those affected by the fire:
- Financial support to the two churches in Fort McMurray can be made through our church by donating here and designating "Canadian Ministries - Fort McMurray" in the memo. These funds will be used to directly assist those in need in that community.
- Donations can be also be directed to the Global Emergency Response Fund through the Christian & Missionary Alliance Canada national office. This fund is used when crisis or natural disasters strike. Your donation to this fund ensures that aid is supplied as quickly as possible to where it is needed.
- The federal and provincial government are matching funds donated to the Red Cross.
- Cochrane Ford is spearheading one local initiative to bring relief aid to Fort McMurray and surrounding area. They are collecting donations of cash, water, food, clothing, baby supplies, and pet supplies. They are loading supplies into a 53’ trailer as well as sending truckloads of supplies up as needed. Supplies will be handed directly to those needing assistance. They also welcome help to sort and load donations. If you have any questions, please contact NorthStar Ford directly at 403-932-3343.