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The Salvation Army Continues to Provide Support in Alberta to First Responders and Evacuees

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Edmonton, May 7, 2016 The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services continues to provide support to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire response efforts. The Salvation Army has four Community Response Units in the field that are feeding hundreds of first responders.

Clothing
Our thrift stores in Alberta are giving out five sets of clothing to people from Fort McMurray. If people from Fort McMurray are in need of clothing, they can turn to The Salvation Army for help and need only provide their Red Cross registration number. We are also providing practical assistance such as food and hygiene kits. We are currently requesting donations of clothing at our thrift stores in Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary only. This is to replenish supplies given to Fort McMurray evacuees.

Donations
The public can also help with relief efforts through monetary donations. Donations can be made at SalvationArmy.ca/albertafires or by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY. A $10 donation can also be made by texting FORTMAC to 45678

Church Service for Fort McMurray Evacuees
The Salvation Army is hosting a church service in Edmonton at 2 p.m. on Sunday for those displaced from Fort McMurray. We will have people available to offer emotional and spiritual support. Refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome. The address of the church is 9115 75 St NW. 

Practical, Emotional & Spiritual Care
The Salvation Army is committed to supporting the evacuees as best we can. Salvation Army personnel are available to provide practical assistance, such as food and clothing, or emotional and spiritual care. The Salvation Army has operated community and social programs in Fort McMurray since 1979 and will continue to be an active presence in this city. 

For further information please contact:

John McAlister
National Director of Marketing and Communications
The Salvation Army
Cell: 416-452-5116
Email: John_McAlister@can.salvationarmy.org

 

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