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When tragedy strikes at home, our community naturally becomes strong but when tragedy strikes close to home, our community is forced to become even stronger. For all those affected by the Fort McMurray wildfires, our hearts go out to you and our mission is to make sure that you are supported with a community of people from all over the country. In Red Deer itself, we are strongly committed to standing by our neighbours from the north and here are ten ways Red Deerians can contribute to relief efforts now and in the coming days.

Dog & Cat Hospital

Dog & Cat Hospital is helping Fort McMurray evacuees who have pets.  Should they need health aid or boarding they are available and they also have a list of other vets who are doing the same.

Call 403-343-8883 or 403-343-7387

Associate Massage Clinic

Associate Massage Clinic will be open on Sunday, May 22nd from 9am-5pm with six RMT’s participating in a massage fundraiser for Fort McMurray. All profits will be donated to the Red Cross—including all tips. This event is cash only, which means that insurance claims cannot be processed.

The clinic is located at #115, 5301 43rd street, Red Deer.
Please, call to book your appointment: (403) 340-0820

The Edmonton Emergency Relief Services

The Edmonton Emergency Relief Services is coordinating donation efforts in Edmonton and is specifically requesting donations of diapers, baby wipes, new toiletries such as soap and shampoo and new socks and underwear. They are also looking for volunteers.

For more information, call 780-428-4422 or visit their Facebook page.

Jewel Energy

Jewel Energy is filling a 40′ Trailer with essentials and mobilizing north with their tractors to help as much as they can.  Their doors will be open 24/7 for all donations at Bay 1, 7935 Edgar Industrial Drive— across from Gort’s Truck Wash.

Should you need any further info please call 403-347-7764

Quest Signs

Quest Signs has created #AlbertaStrong and #FortMacStrong sticker decals that you can pick up for free with a donation.  All proceeds are to benefit the Fort McMurray evacuees.

Quest signs is located at 7476 49 Ave #6, Red Deer, AB.

Pike Wheaton

Pike Wheaton is collecting donations to take a trailer up to the Emergency Relief as well as collecting monetary donations to give to the Red Cross as well.

They are open Monday to Thursday from 8:30am-8pm, Friday 8:30am-6pm and Saturday 9am-6pm.

Krest Homes

Krest Homes has a trailer that will be parked in front of their building at 37 Beju Industrial Drive Sylvan Lake (behind Canadian Tire) collecting donations for Fort Mac.  Donations can be non-perishable food, animal food, clothes and blankets, or anything to support displaced Fort McMurray residents.

Complete Flooring Solutions 

Complete Flooring Solutions will be accepting both cash donations on behalf of the Red Cross; as well, they will be taking private item donations from the public. Shipment of all items will be arranged to Fort McMurray when it is considered safe to do so.

Rimbey Community Centre

Rimbey Community Centre is accepting donations.  Items are being donated to the Red Cross.

Address: 5109 54 St, Rimbey, AB

Donations

Donate money to a registered charity that is assisting in the relief efforts, such as the Red Cross or United Way.

Red Cross

• Visit redcross.ca and provide your contact and payment information

• Text FIRES to 45678 to donate $10

• Text REDCROSS to 30333 to donate $5.

United Way

Visit unitedforfortmcmurray.ca and provide your contact and payment information