ALBERTA FIRES - RESPONSE
from Larry Dahl, DS of Canada West District:
We are suggesting to those who are interested in making a donation to send funds directly to Samaritan's Purse who are presently working on organizing a response. They were quite actively involved in helping with the Slave Lake fire and then with the High River flood crisis in the past.
Additionally, if they wish, they could send funds to the Salvation Army designated to help with the relief for the area. I received this information today from the Area leader Major Ron Cartmell - Divisional Commander for the Salvation Army:
The Salvation Army has been mobilized to feed 1000 first responders south of Fort McMurray. Our FFM portable kitchen is in place and as I write 3 other teams from Alberta and Saskatchewan are enroute to help.
We will be asking our local congregations to make this a matter of prayer most definitely ... and to take an offering to assist with relief work in the area.
Canadian Red Cross
The Canadian Red Cross has set-up a webpage for direct, individual donations to the local response to this tragedy.
All individual donations are being matched by the Canadian government. An electronic tax receipt in the name of the donor will be sent to the email address provided for one-time gifts, if you enter a valid email address.