Edmonton, May 10, 2016 – The Salvation Army is grateful for our donors who have contributed $525,917 towards the Alberta fire response efforts. The Salvation Army’s community response vehicles continue to serve over 2,000 meals a day to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire efforts.
The Salvation Army is also supporting evacuees who have relocated to other areas of the province. Our community and social service programs are distributing food, clothing and other items to help people with immediate and pressing needs. If people require assistance, The Salvation Army is available to help based on people’s needs and our capacity to serve.
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 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.
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 be made by texting FORTMAC to 45678.
The Salvation Army has operated community and social programs in Fort McMurray since 1979 and will continue to be an active presence in the city once residents are permitted to return.
For further information please contact:
National Director of Marketing and Communications
The Salvation Army
Captain Pam Goodyear
Divisional Secretary for Public Relations and Development
Alberta and Northern Territories Division