Red Cross responds to Alberta wildfires

Donate by going to www.redcross.ca/albertafires or by calling 1-800-418-1111

Red Cross responds to Alberta wildfires

The Canadian Red Cross is responding to massive wildfires that have triggered the largest fire-related evacuation in Alberta history.

About 80,000 people have been forced to leave their homes in more than 12 northern communities, including Fort McMurray.

“Forest fires have devastated entire communities in Northern Alberta,” said Jean-Philippe Tizi, vice-president of emergency management for the Canadian Red Cross.

“Our teams are currently mobilizing to support affected people, families and communities in any way that help is needed.”

Canadians wishing to help can donate to the Alberta Fires Appeal at www.redcross.ca/albertafires, by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by contacting their local Canadian Red Cross office.

Donations could provide relief for those affected in the form of emergency food, clothing, shelter, personal services and other necessities that assist with recovery and resiliency.